Nature (Vol. 438, No.7065, 10 November 2005)

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Ge, Y. et al. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 43, 782–788 (1999). 7. Steinberg, D. A. et al. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 41, 1738–1742 (1997). 8. Maisnier-Patin, S. & Andersson, D. S. Res. Microbiol. 150, 360–369 (2004). 9. Schrag, S. J. et al. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264, 1287–1291 (1997). 10. , Gotz, F. & Peschel, A. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 294, 189–194 (2004). SEISMOLOGY The start of something big? Rachel Abercrombie Can we predict the final size of an earthquake from observations of its first few seconds?

The Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius had found tiny amounts of gold in sea water and calculated that every ton of the ocean contained 6 milligrams of the precious metal. 01 milligrams of gold per ton. Nor does Charles neglect the turmoil of Haber’s private life, including his marriages. The tale of the suicide of Haber’s first wife, Clara — an event that has prompted various contradictory accounts — is a model of scrupulous biography. Clara, one of the first women to get a PhD in Germany, had married Haber in the hope of sharing in his life in science.

This biography could perhaps be criticized for its lack of in-depth analysis of the subject’s personality or psyche, or that bringing to Digging for clues Discovering Dorothea: The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate by Karolyn Shindler HarperCollins: 2005. 304 pp. £25 Jennifer Clack The slightly blurred, somewhat ghostly figure caught in a pose of resolute determination on the cover of this book is a highly appropriate image and captures the essence of the subject. How do you write a biography of someone who left virtually no personal documents, but a wealth of published scientific articles?

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