The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2005

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Jonathan Weiner, Tim Folger
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 5, 2005 - Literary Collections - 336 pages
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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very 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 2005 includes

Natalie Angier • Jared Diamond • Timothy Ferris • Malcolm Gladwell • Jerome Groopman • Bill McKibben • Sherwin B. Nuland • Jeffrey M. O'Brien • Oliver Sacks • Michael J. Sandel • William Speed Weed • and others

Jonathan Weiner, guest editor, has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and many other honors. He lives in New York City and teaches science writing at the Columbia School of Journalism.

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

Science writing for the non-science major. I particularly enjoyed the articles about our giant and useful gut bacteria, Neanderthal DNA, the Pacific octopus and several on the human brain. Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

Well once again I get to review a BASNW many years after publication. A number of the pieces went on to become books including 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?' which was one of the first to take up the ... Read full review

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Contents

natalie angier My God Problem and Theirs
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Frederick crews Out Damned Blot
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jenny everett My Little Brother on Drugs
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About the author (2005)

TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.

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