The Best American Science Writing 2010

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Science - 368 pages
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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 year’s 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.

  

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Review: The Best American Science Writing 2000 (Best American Science Writing)

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Some of the selections really thudded for me and not because of their seemingly boring subject matter but because the writing wasn't compelling (as if i could've chosen better instances of science ... Read full review

Review: The Best American Science Writing 2008 (Best American Science Writing)

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Interesting read, but many of the articles were on the same themes: genomics, psychiatric medicines, pain treatment. Other years seemed more varied and less health-focused. Read full review

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Contents

Steve Silberman The Placebo Problem
31
Benedict Carey Surgeryfor Mental Ills Offers
45
Wegner How to Think Say
59
Michael Specter A Life of Its Own
80
David Dobbs The Orchid Children
102
Steven Pinker My Genome My Self
124
Pam Belluck Test Subjects Who Call
147
Erik Stokstad The Famine Fighters Last Battle
153
Elizabeth Kolbert The Sixth Extinction?
190
Kathleen McAuliffe Are We Still Evolving?
218
Susan Milius A Most Private Evolution
232
Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
243
Amy Wallace An Epidemic of Fear
252
Steven Weinberg The Missions of Astronomy
272
Tony Freeth Decoding an Ancient Computer
282
Sheri Fink The Deadly Choices at Memorial
293

Julia Scott Pesticides Indicted in Bee Deaths
161
Rivka Galchen Disaster Aversion
167
Cornelia Dean So Much to Learn About
330
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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.

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