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Nature Institute Perspectives:   Inaugurated in 2003, this series of small booklets presents powerful insights in a form that is both convenient and easy to read. The first of these booklets deals with technology in its relation to human disability and destiny. The second presents a revolutionary approach to the science of nature, exemplified through a holistic, qualitative study of the elephant. The third looks at the role of science and technology in the broad sweep of human history, with particular concern for the demands of the future. The fourth and most recent booklet offers a portrait of the giraffe, both in its natural context and as an object-lesson for evolutionary theory.

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