Photo: Anne Dowie

They tramp through mangrove forests, dive among coral reefs, trap rodents in Montana and scour Antarctic ice looking for clues. Stanford researchers from many disciplines work to learn why global warming is occurring and what can be done about it.

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    The Lionheart

    With tenacity born from a scrappy childhood and with charisma that has endeared him to everybody from college undergraduates to New York's elite, Vartan Gregorian has redefined the notion of public intellectual

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    The Emergence of Nicole Krauss

    She began as a poet, enthralled by the work of Joseph Brodsky. Now Nicole Krauss’s novel The History of Love is getting wide acclaim and something she didn't expect - a wide audience.