The Best American Science Writing 2006

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Harper Collins, Sep 5, 2006 - Science - 384 pages
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Together these twenty-one articles on a wide range of today's most leading topics in science, from Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Weiner, and Richard Preston, among others, represent the full spectrum of scientific inquiry, proving once again that "good science writing is evidently plentiful" (American Scientist).

 

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User Review  - Yiggy - LibraryThing

Atul Gawande has selected the primo science stories which live up to his watermark of quality writing. In my opinion, the best stories include the tale of one journalist's struggle with deafness and ... Read full review

simply the best

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awesome book very interesting huge variety of topics Read full review

Contents

Tom Mueller Your Move
1
Michael Chorost My Bionic Quest for Boléro
16
Alan Weisman Earth Without People
28
Elizabeth Kolbert The Curse of Akkad
37
An Overblown Epidemic?
68
Michael Specter Natures Bioterrorist
79
Gardiner Harris and Anahad OConnor
104
Neil Swidey What Makes People Gay?
113
Mann The Coming Death Shortage
177
H Allen Orr Devolution
194
T Max The Literary Darwinists
208
Karen Wright The Day Everything Died
223
Jack Hitt Mighty White of You
237
Paul Bloom Is God an Accident?
272
Robert R Provine Yawning
291
Kenneth Chang Ten Planets? Why Not Eleven?
306

Jonathan Weiner The Tangle
129
David Quammen CloneYour Troubles Away
152
Frans B M de Waal Were All Machiavellians
344
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Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and he was nominated for a 2002 National Book Award for his book Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. His new book, Better, will be coming out this spring.

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