The Best American Science Writing 2007

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Harper Collins, Sep 18, 2007 - Science - 352 pages

Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and New York Times reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, The Best American Science Writing 2007 is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries.

 

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Contents

Tyler Cabot The Theory of Everything
1
Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber Manifold Destiny
15
Robin Marantz Henig Looking for the Lie
44
Joshua Davis Face Blind
67
Oliver Sacks Stereo Sue
82
Stacey Burling Probing a Mind for a Cure
106
David Dobbs A Depression Switch?
121
Denise Grady With Lasers and DaringDoctors Race
136
Matthew Chapman God or Gorilla
158
Atul Gawande The Score
186
Jennifer Couzin Truth and Consequences
211
Elizabeth Kolbert Butterfly Lessons
234
William J Broad In Ancient Fossils Seeds
252
John Cassidy Mind Games
270
BarryYeoman Schweitzers Dangerous Discovery
287
Gregory Mone Hollywoods Science Guru
309

Jerome Groopman Being There
144

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About the author (2007)

Gina Kolata is an award-winning senior writer for the New York Times. The winner of numerous writing awards, she has authored several books, including the bestselling Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. Her latest book is Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and the Myths and Realities of Dieting.

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