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The Best American Science and Nature Writing (Best American Science & Nature Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

Elizabeth Kolbert, one of today's leading environmental journalists, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Bringing together promising new voices and prize-winning favorites, this collection is "a delight for any fan of popular science" (Publishers Weekly).

Review:

"With 26 essays collected from 15 publications, New Yorker contributor Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe) has pulled together a magnificent display of writing. There's not a weak piece in the bunch. Kolbert's choices provide a sense of major themes in science today, with five pieces focused on evolution and seven on environmental topics. As Kolbert notes, 'Darwin's ideas seem ever more central to our culture, even as their implications continue to challenge us.' As Benjamin Phelan shows, there's controversy even among biologists about some aspects of evolution, such as whether humans are still evolving today; Phelan presents the evidence that we are. John Broome discusses the ethics of climate change while Michael Specter is insightful on the difficulties of measuring one's carbon footprint; he concludes counterintuitively that, in many cases, it may make more environmental sense to purchase imported food than to buy locally. Other entries show what might have been prior to the Big Bang, the use of virtual reality games to quell post-traumatic stress disorder in Iraqi War veterans and much more. The collection is a joy to read and one to savor." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Leading climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert selects the years best science and nature writing.

Synopsis:

A collection of the best science and nature writing from the past year.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the years top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.

About the Author

Elizabeth Kolbert was a political reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before joining the New Yorker in 1999. Her series on global warming, "The Climate of Man," was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award. Her stories have also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe.

Tim Folger is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.

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Good American literature. Not the best book for college.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547002590
Author:
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Folger, Tim
Author:
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Author:
Folger, Tim
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Science Reference-Essays
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Science & Nature Writing
Series Volume:
2009
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.76 lb

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Product details 368 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547002590 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With 26 essays collected from 15 publications, New Yorker contributor Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe) has pulled together a magnificent display of writing. There's not a weak piece in the bunch. Kolbert's choices provide a sense of major themes in science today, with five pieces focused on evolution and seven on environmental topics. As Kolbert notes, 'Darwin's ideas seem ever more central to our culture, even as their implications continue to challenge us.' As Benjamin Phelan shows, there's controversy even among biologists about some aspects of evolution, such as whether humans are still evolving today; Phelan presents the evidence that we are. John Broome discusses the ethics of climate change while Michael Specter is insightful on the difficulties of measuring one's carbon footprint; he concludes counterintuitively that, in many cases, it may make more environmental sense to purchase imported food than to buy locally. Other entries show what might have been prior to the Big Bang, the use of virtual reality games to quell post-traumatic stress disorder in Iraqi War veterans and much more. The collection is a joy to read and one to savor." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Leading climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert selects the years best science and nature writing.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of the best science and nature writing from the past year.
"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the years top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.
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