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The Best American Science Writing 2010 (Best American Science Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

The eleventh edition of the popular annual series that Kirkus Reviews hails as “superb brain candy,” The Best American Science Writing 2010 is a sterling collection of the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Edited by New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman and series editor Jesse Cohen, The Best American Science Writing 2010 offers provocative looks at the latest scientific developments—from the fields of genetics, environmentalism, astronomy, biochemistry, and more—and is an absolute must read for any fan of popular science.

Book News Annotation:

Groopman (medicine, Harvard Medical School), a staff writer in medicine and biology for The New Yorker, gathers together a collection of the best American science writing from 2010 in areas from biochemistry to ecology to genetics and evolutionary theory. Accounts of major scientific developments and issues such as genetic testing, climate change, extinction, the clinical effects of placebos, the use of surgery for psychiatric disorders, parents who use their children as research subjects, vaccines, and the clinical consequences of Hurricane Katrina are included. The 22 essays are drawn from such publications as Science, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Nation, and Salon. There is no index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This 10th edition of the popular annual series, praised as superb brain candy by "Kirkus Reviews," is dedicated to collecting the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year.

Synopsis:

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing

Synopsis:

Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.

Synopsis:

Popular columnist and science writer Mary Roach selects the year's best science and nature writing.

Synopsis:

Rebecca Skloot, #1 New York Times best-selling author, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Synopsis:

The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes

Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem,

Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

Synopsis:

“Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“A stimulating compendium.” — Kirkus Reviews

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Deborah Blum selects the years top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

About the Author

Jerome Groopman, editor, has been a staff writer in medicine and biology for The New Yorker since 1998. He is also the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and author of four books, most recently, Anatomy of Hope and How Doctors Think, which was a New York Times bestseller.

Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061852510
Author:
Groopman, Jerome
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
Blum, Deborah
Author:
Cohen, Jesse
Author:
Ariely, Dan
Author:
Roach, Mary
Author:
Skloot, Rebecca
Author:
Folger, Tim
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Best American Science Writing
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 368 pages Ecco - English 9780061852510 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This 10th edition of the popular annual series, praised as superb brain candy by "Kirkus Reviews," is dedicated to collecting the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year.
"Synopsis" by , Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing
"Synopsis" by ,
Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.
"Synopsis" by ,
Popular columnist and science writer Mary Roach selects the year's best science and nature writing.
"Synopsis" by ,

Rebecca Skloot, #1 New York Times best-selling author, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes

Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem,

Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

"Synopsis" by , “Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“A stimulating compendium.” — Kirkus Reviews

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Deborah Blum selects the years top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

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