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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
Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author Natalie Angier, The Best American Science Writing 2009 collects into one volume the premier science writing of the year. Distinguished by new and impressive voices as well as some of the foremost names in science writing—Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande among them—this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of where science has taken us—and where it is headed.
The ninth edition of the popular annual series, hailed as superb brain candy ("Kirkus"), once again collects the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year.
Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk,andPacking for Mars,this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.
Edited by Natalie Angier, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Woman: An Intimate Geography, Best American Science Writing 2009 is the ninth edition of the popular annual series hailed as “superb brain candy” (Kirkus) and dedicated to collecting the most crucial, thought-provoking and engaging science writing of the year. Provocative and engaging, the Best American Science Writing 2009 as edited by Angier covers the full spectrum of scientific inquiry—from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition.
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.
About the Author
Natalie Angier is a bestselling author and a Pulitzer Prize-winning science columnist for the New York Times
. She is the author of four books: Natural Obsessions
; The Beauty of the Beastly
; Woman: An Intimate Geography
; and, most recently, The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her husband, Rick Weiss, a science reporter for the Washington Post
, and her daughter.
Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.