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The Best American Science Writing 2000 (Best American Science Writing)

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Publisher Comments:

The first volume in this annual series of the best writing by Americans, meticulously selected by bestselling author James Gleick, one of the foremost chronicles of scientific social history, debuts with a stellar collection of writers and thinkers.  Many of these cutting-edge essays offer glimpses of new realms of discovery and thought, exploring territory that is unfamiliar to most of us, or finding the unexpected in the midst of the familiar.  Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg challenges the idea of whether the universe has a designer; Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Angier reassesses caveman (and-woman) couture; bestselling author and Darwinian theorist Stephen Jay Gould makes a claim for the man whose ideas Darwin discredited; Timothy Ferris proposes a realistic alternative to wrap-speed interseller travel; neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks reminisces about his first loves-chemistry and math.  This diverse, stimulating and accessible collection is required reading for anyone who wants to travel to the frontier of knowledge.

Synopsis:

This first volume of an annual series features the best in science writing from such stellar minds as Novel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg, Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Angier, and Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould. The full range of scientific inquiry is represented--from biochemistry to astronomy to genetics.

About the Author

James Gleick's three books, Chaos, Genuis,and Faster,have been translated into nearly thirty languages. Gleick, a former reporter and editor of the New York Times,lives in New York.>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060957360
Editor:
Gleick, James
Editor:
Cohen, Jesse
Editor:
Gleick, James
Editor:
Cohen, Jesse
Author:
Gleick, James
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General science
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Best American Science Writing (Paperback)
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20000905
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.19x6.14x.83 in. .94 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This first volume of an annual series features the best in science writing from such stellar minds as Novel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg, Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Angier, and Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould. The full range of scientific inquiry is represented--from biochemistry to astronomy to genetics.

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