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Also an instant bestseller in the Best American series, this second annual Best American Science and Nature Writing volume, edited by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, scientist, and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, promises to be another “eclectic, provocative collection” (Entertainment Weekly) that is both a science readers dream and a nature lovers sustenance.

Synopsis:

Also an instant bestseller in the Best American series, this second annual Best American Science and Nature Writing volume, edited by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, scientist, and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, promises to be another “eclectic, provocative collection” (Entertainment Weekly) that is both a science readers dream and a nature lovers sustenance.

About the Author

Burkhard Bilger is a senior editor at DISCOVER magazine and a former editor for THE SCIENCES. He is completing a book of essays on the South for Scribner's,based on an article that appeared in Harper's. He has written many articles for The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, The New York Times, and other periodicals.Edward O. Wilson is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature and The Ants, as well as the recipient of many fellowships, honors, and awards, including the 1977 National Medal of Science. His most recent book is Consilience.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword ix Introduction: Life Is a Narrative by Edward O. Wilson xiii David Berlinski. Iterations of Immortality 1 from Harpers Magazine Mark Cherrington. To Save a Watering Hole 8 from Discover Edwin Dobb. New Life in a Death Trap 15 from Discover Gregg Easterbrook. Abortion and Brain Waves 23 from The New Republic Malcolm Gladwell. Baby Steps 34 from The New Yorker Jane Goodall. In the Forests of Gombe 47 from Orion Jerome Groopman. The Doubting Disease 54 from The New Yorker Stephen s. Hall. The Recycled Generation 63 from The New York Times Magazine Bernd Heinrich. Endurance Predator 82 from Outside Edward Hoagland. Harpy Eagles 90 from Orion Bill Joy. Why the Future Doesnt Need Us 96 from Wired Ted Kerasote. A Killing at Dawn 127 from Audubon Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp. Seeing Scarlet 132 from Audubon Verlyn Klinkenborg. The Best Clock in the World 139 from Discover Jon R. Luoma. The Wild Worlds Scotland Yard 147 from Audubon Cynthia Mills. Breeding Discontent 155 from The Sciences Oliver Morton. Ice Station Vostok 165 from Wired Val pPlumwood. Being Prey 186 from Utne Reader Sandra Postel. Troubled Waters 196 from The Sciences Richard Preston. The Genome Warrior 207 from The New Yorker David Quammen. Megatransect 238 from National Geographic Donovan Webster. Inside the Volcano 253 from National Geographic Contributors Notes 263 Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2000 267

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618153596
Editor:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Foreword:
Bilger, Burkhard
Foreword by:
Bilger, Burkhard
Foreword:
Bilger, Burkhard
Editor:
Bilger, Burkhard
Editor:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Author:
Wilson, Edward O.
Author:
Bilger, Burkhard
Author:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Science Reference-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Science & Nature Writing
Series Volume:
2001
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.24x5.46x.81 in. .72 lbs.

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Also an instant bestseller in the Best American series, this second annual Best American Science and Nature Writing volume, edited by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, scientist, and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, promises to be another “eclectic, provocative collection” (Entertainment Weekly) that is both a science readers dream and a nature lovers sustenance.

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