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The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's 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.

Mary Roach, editor, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. She has written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, the New York Times Book Review, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, among others. She is a member of the Mars Institute's advisory board and a winner of the American Engineering Societies' Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let's be honest, she was the sole entrant. More at

Look for the other best-selling titles in the Best American series:

The Best American Comics

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Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Packing for Mars, this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.

About the Author

Mary Roach is the best-selling author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and most recently, Packing for Mars. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Wired, Outside, GQ, Discover, Vogue, and the New  York Times Magazine.

TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.

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Roach, Mary
Mariner Books
Pinker, Steven
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Weiner, Jonathan
Freeman, Dyson
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Greene, Brian
Preston, Richard
Folger, Tim
Groopman, Jerome
Angier, Natalie
Dawkins, Richard
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