Seven book reviews in the September 2002 issue of Notes and Records: Marie Boas Hall, Henry Oldenburg. Shaping The Royal Society. Patricia Fara, Newton: the making of genius. Ahmed Zewail, Voyage through time. G.I. Brown, Invisible rays: a history of radioactivity. Brian Austin, Schonland, scientist and soldier. Nicholas Wright Gillham, A life of Sir Francis Galton: from African exploration to the birth of eugenics. Robert Hinde, Why good is good: the sources of morality.