The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

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Rebecca Skloot, Tim Folger
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015 - Literary Collections - 352 pages
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The Best American Series

The next edition in a series praised as "undeniably exquisite" (Maria Popova), The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes work from both award-winning writers and up-and-coming voices in the field. From Brooke Jarvis on deep-ocean mining to Elizabeth Kolbert on New Zealand's unconventional conservation strategies, this is a group that celebrates the growing diversity in science and nature writing alike. Altogether, the writers honored in this year's volume challenge us to consider the strains facing our planet and its many species, while never losing sight of the wonders we're working to preserve for generations to come.


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes
Sheri Fink, Atul Gawande, Leslie Jamison, Sam Kean, Seth Mnookin, Matthew Power, Michael Specter
and others

REBECCA SKLOOT's award-winning science writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was an instant New York Times bestseller. It was named a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly and NPR, and by the National Academies of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others. Skloot is currently writing a book about humans, animals, science, and ethics.

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


 

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)

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Guest editor Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) gleans this year's stellar compendium of essays from established print publications, including Audubon, the New Yorker, and Orion, as well as ... Read full review

Contents

Waiting for Light
1
In Deep
9
A Question of Corvids
33
The Health Effects of a World Without Darkness
43
Spotted Hyena
55
Life Death and Grim Routine Fill the Day at a Liberian Ebola Clinic
58
No Risky Chances
65
Linux for Lettuce
72
The Big Kill
163
Digging Through the Worlds Oldest Graveyard
179
One of a Kind
191
A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle
207
Blood in the Sand
212
Chasing Bayla
225
Partial Recall
244
The City and the Sea
261

Down by the River
91
The Empathy Exams
100
The Deepest Dig
124
Phineas Gage Neurosciences Most Famous Patient
134
At Risk
149
Desegregating Wildnerness
151
Into the Maelstrom
154
Curious
273
The Aftershocks
282
From Billions to None
297
Back Matter
307
Back Cover
321
Spine
322
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REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer and the best-selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. He lives in New Mexico.

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