Book Reviews

Mobile Screens: The Visual Regime of Navigation

Nanna Verhoeff. Amsterdam University Press. Distributed by University of Chicago Press, 2012. 212 pages. $35.00.

Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 400 pages. $29.95.

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Hill and Wang, 2012. 254 pages. $22.00.

The Rise of Nuclear Fear

Spencer R. Weart. Harvard University Press, 2012. 367 pages. $21.95.

The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations

Dana Mackenzie. Princeton University Press, 2012. 224 pages. $27.95.

The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Hannah Nordhaus. Harper Perennial, 2011. $14.99.

Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America

David S. Reynolds. W.W. Norton, 2011. 351 pages. $17.95 (paperback).

From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

Martin Rees. W. W. Norton, 2012. 144 pages. $23.95.

Germ Theory: Medical Pioneers in Infectious Diseases

Robert P. Gaynes. ASM Press, Wahington, D.C., 2011. $29.95.

The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency

Randall Kennedy. Pantheon Books, 2011. 336 pages. $26.95.

Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847

Winston Groom. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 311 pages. $27.95.

Autobiography of Mark Twain. Vol. 1

Reader’s Edition. Harriet Elinor Smith, editor. Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, and Leslie Diane Myrick, associate editors. University of California Press, 2012. 414 pages. $26.95.