The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000

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David Quammen, Burkhard Bilger
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000 - Nature - 265 pages
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With The Best American Science and Nature Writing, Houghton Mifflin expands its stellar Best American series with a volume that honors our long and distinguished history of publishing the best writers in these fields.
David Quammen, together with series editor Burkhard Bilger, has assembled a remarkable group of writers whose selections appeared in periodicals from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, SCIENCE, and THE NEW YORKER to PUERTO DEL SOL and DOUBLETAKE. Among the acclaimed writers represented in this volume are Richard Preston on ?The Demon in the Freezer,” John McPhee bidding ?Farewell to the Nineteeth Century,” Oliver Sacks remembering the ?Brilliant Light” of his boyhood, and Wendell Berry going ?Back to the Land.” Also including such literary lights as Anne Fadiman, David Guterson, Edward Hoagland, Natalie Angier, and Peter Matthiessen, this new collection presents selections bound together by their timelessness.

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

2000 is the inaugural volume in the wonderful Best American series, which is still going strong 10 volumes later in 2010. In the Introduction and Forward the vision for the series is explained, and it ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An admirable attempt—the first in a series—to put some of the best new ideas in science into one volume.Outside columnist Quammen states his bias up-front: science is a human activity, an aspect of ... Read full review

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