The Best American Science Writing 2005

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HarperCollins, Sep 6, 2005 - Science - 320 pages

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).

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26 short pop-sci pieces. Of the ones I hadn't already read, I most liked Jim Holt's "How Will the Universe End?" and David Berlinski's "On the Origins of the Mind." Read full review

The best American science writing 2005

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The editor's claim that we are now living in the "golden age" of science writing is borne out in this superb anthology of pop-science essays and news reports. Progressing from the hardest to the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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