Synopses & Reviews
Together these twenty-seven articles on a wide range of today's most current topics in science, from Oliver Sacks, James Gleick, Atul Gawande, and Natalie Angier, among others, represent the full spectrum of scientific writing, proving once again that "good science writing is evidently plentiful" (Scientific American).
"One of the many pleasures found in this excellent annual is the introductory essay by each volume's guest editor....[T]here is much here to stoke the imagination." Booklist
About the Author
Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. He is adjunct professor of humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His essays, short fiction, and reviews have appeared in several magazines. His research articles have appeared in many journals of physics and astrophysics. His novels include Einstein's Dreams
, which has been translated into more than thirty languages, and The Diagnosis
, which was a National Book Award finalist in Fiction in 2000.
Jesse Cohen, series editor, is the general editor of Great Discoveries, a series of short books on scientific breakthroughs published by Atlas Books and W. W. Norton. He lives in New York City.