Books reviewed in this article:

Christopher Wills, Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution

Helen Fisher, The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World

Lionel Tiger, The Decline of Males

Francis Fukuyama, The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order

Tom Kirkwood, Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging

Margo J. Anderson And Stephen E. Fienberg, Who Counts? The Politics of Census-Taking in Contemporary America

Alain Desrosières, The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning. Translation by Camille Naish of La politique des grands nombres: histoire de la raison statistique.

Henk A. de Gans, Population Forecasting 1895–1945: The Transition to Modernity

Massimo Livi-Bacci and Gustavo De Santis (eds.), Population and Poverty in the Developing World

William A. Jackson, The Political Economy of Population Ageing

Dorothy J. Solinger, Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market