The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011
Mary Roach, Tim Folger
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Literary Collections - 361 pages
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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's 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
Mary Roach, editor, is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void," "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. She has written for "National Geographic," "Wired," "New Scientist," the "New York Times Book Review," the "Journal of Clinical Anatomy," and "Outside," among others. She is a member of the Mars Institute's advisory board and a winner of the American Engineering Societies' Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let's be honest, she was the sole entrant. More at www.maryroach.net.
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Review: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 (Best American Science and Nature Writing)User Review - Goodreads
I did not enjoy this selection as much as those from previous years but there were still a lot of interesting articles.
Review: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005 (Best American Science and Nature Writing)User Review - Goodreads
Reading about Rohrshach tests, embryonic and adult stem cells, ubiquitous scientific claims made mostly by advertisers, and which parts of the brain are stimulated by moral and ethical decisions. And ...