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The Best American Science Writing 2010 (Best American Science Writing)by Jerome Groopman
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The Best American Series
The next edition in a series praised as “undeniably exquisite” (Maria Popova), The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes work from both award-winning writers and up-and-coming voices in the field. From Brooke Jarvis on deep-ocean mining to Elizabeth Kolbert on New Zealand’s unconventional conservation strategies, this is a group that celebrates the growing diversity in science and nature writing alike. Altogether, the writers honored in this year’s volume challenge us to consider the strains facing our planet and its many species, while never losing sight of the wonders we’re working to preserve for generations to come.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes
Sheri Fink, Atul Gawande, Leslie Jamison, Sam Kean, Seth Mnookin, Matthew Power, Michael Specter
REBECCA SKLOOT's award-winning science writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was an instant New York Times bestseller. It was named a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly and NPR, and by the National Academies of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others. Skloot is currently writing a book about humans, animals, science, and ethics.
TIM FOLGER, series editor, is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.
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)
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.
Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing
Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.
Popular columnist and science writer Mary Roach selects the year's best science and nature writing.
Rebecca Skloot, #1 New York Times best-selling author, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.
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
“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.
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