NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 32, number 4 — features Valerie First's "My Niche in Human Evolution," reporting the author's experiences in discussing evolution as a docent at her local science center and at her local zoo. For his regular People and Places column, Randy Moore discusses the career of Carl Akeley, the pioneering taxidermist whose work is still on display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Plus a host of reviews of books on the public understanding of evolution: Tim Beazley reviews Frank S. Ravitch's Marketing Intelligent Design, George Bishop reviews Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer's Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms, Richard F. Firenze reviews David Sloan Wilson's The Neighborhood Project, Timothy H. Goldsmith reviews the films Creation and Darwin's Darkest Hour, Brandon Haught reviews the film No Dinosaurs in Heaven, and Richard P. Meisel reviews Greg Graffin and Steve Olson's Anarchy Evolution.
All of these articles, features, and reviews are freely available in PDF form from http://reports.ncse.com. Members of NCSE will shortly be receiving in the mail the print supplement to Reports 32:4, which, in addition to summaries of the on-line material, contains news from the membership, a regular column in which NCSE staffers offer personal reports on what they've been doing to defend the teaching of evolution, a new regular column interviewing NCSE's favorite people — members of NCSE's board of directors, NCSE's Supporters, recipients of NCSE's Friend of Darwin award, and so on — and more besides. (Not a member? Join today!)