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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.
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.
Edited by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Groopman, The Best American Science Writing 2010 collects in one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Distinguished by new and impressive voices as well as some of the foremost names in science writing—David Dobbs, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Larissa MacFarquhar among them—this eleventh edition features outstanding journalism from a wide variety of publications, providing a comprehensive overview of the years most compelling, relevant, and exciting developments in the world of science. Provocative and engaging, The Best American Science Writing 2010 reveals just how far science has brought us—and where it is headed next.
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.
The eleventh edition of the popular annual series that Kirkus Reviews hails as “superb brain candy,” The Best American Science Writing 2010 is a sterling collection of the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Edited by New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman and series editor Jesse Cohen, The Best American Science Writing 2010 offers provocative looks at the latest scientific developments—from the fields of genetics, environmentalism, astronomy, biochemistry, and more—and is an absolute must read for any fan of popular science.
Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing
“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.
Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best 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
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.
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
Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.