The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0618153594

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005

The Best American Science and Nature Writing  2005

collections of his own essays on psychoanalysis and other matters; a book about
American literary criticism, The Critics ... two anthologies, Best American Science
Writing 2001 and The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics.

Author: Jonathan Weiner

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0618273433

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 559

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

Guest Editors of The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 David Quammen ...

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544003392

Category: Science

Page: 348

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“A stimulating compendium” on topics from antibiotics to animals, featuring Rebecca Solnit, E.O. Wilson, Nicholas Carr, Elizabeth Kolbert, and many more (Kirkus Reviews). “A consistently strong series . . . Making connections between seemingly unrelated topics can help expand thinking, as seen in the effects of automated navigation on both airplane pilot error and Inuit hunting accidents that Nicholas Carr explores in ‘The Great Forgetting.’ Sarah Stewart Johnson makes a similar connection between the loss of a 1912 Antarctic expedition and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in ‘O-Rings.’ . . . Essays like Virginia Hughes’s ‘23 and You’ investigates the effects of availability of individual genetic information on human interactions, while pieces like Maryn McKenna’s ‘Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future’ and Kate Sheppard’s ‘Under Water’ remind us of unpleasant futures which we have in large part created ourselves. But Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Where it Begins,’ a lyrical musing on connectedness, or Wilson’s optimistic, bug-loving ‘The Rebirth of Gorongosa,’ reveal that among the strange, shocking, or depressing, there is still unadulterated joy to be found.” —Publishers Weekly “Undeniably exquisite . . . meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Contributors include: Katherine Bagley • Nicholas Carr • David Dobbs • Pippa Goldschmidt • Amy Harmon • Robin Marantz Henig • Virginia Hughes • Ferris Jabr • Sarah Stewart Johnson • Barbara J. King • Barbara Kingsolver • Maggie Koerth-Baker • Elizabeth Kolbert • Joshua Lang • Maryn McKenna • Seth Mnookin • Justin Nobel • Fred Pearce • Corey S. Powell • Roy Scranton • Kate Sheppard • Bill Sherwonit • Rebecca Solnit • David Treuer • E.O. Wilson • Carl Zimmer
Categories: Science

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016

Guest Editors of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 2001 2002 Natalie Angier 2003 2004 Steven Pinker 2005 2006 Brian Greene 2007 Richard 2008 ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544749641

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 322

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This anthology collects some of the year’s best science and nature writing—from climate change to killer beetles, an exposé of nail salons, and more. As guest editor Amy Stewart says in her introduction, “science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten…But at the end of the day, we’re all writers. We’re just like novelists, memoirists, and poets. We’re entertainers.” The writers in this anthology pull off that wonderful feat of turning hard research into page-turning narrative. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018

Guest editors of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Jonathan 2006 Brian Greene 2007 2008 2009 2013 2014 Deborah Blum ...

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328990198

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 878

“This is one of the most exciting times in the history of science,” New York Times-bestselling author Sam Kean proclaims in his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018. “Things aren’t perfect by any means. But there are more scientists making more discoveries in more places about more things than ever before.” The twenty-six pieces assembled here chart the full spectrum of those discoveries. From the outer reaches of space, to the mysteries of the human mind, to the changing culture in labs and universities across the nation, we see time and again the sometimes rocky, sometimes revelatory road to understanding, and along the way catch a glimpse of all that’s left to learn.
Categories: Science

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

guest editors of the best american science and nature writing 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 david quammen edward o. wilson ...

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547350639

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 361

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Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019

Guest editors of the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 David Quammen 2001 Edward O. Wilson 2002 Natalie Angier 2003 Richard Dawkins 2004 Steven ...

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328519016

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing. “Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is what makes excellent science and nature writing essential,” observes New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery. “Science and nature writing are how we share the truth about the universe with the people of the world.” And collected here are truths about nearly every corner of the universe. From meditations on extinction, to the search for alien life, to the prejudice that infects our medical system, the pieces in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing seek to bring to the people stories of some of the most pressing issues facing our planet, as well as moments of wonder reflecting the immense beauty our natural world offers.
Categories: Science

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

guest editors of the best american science and nature writing 2000 david quammen 2001 edward o. wilson 2002 natalie angier 2003 richard dawkins 2004 steven ...

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328715517

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Best-selling author Hope Jahren edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.
Categories: Nature

In the Shadow of Memory

In the Shadow of Memory

“ Counteracting the Powers of Darkness ” was named among “ Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2001 ” in The Best American Science and Nature ...

Author: Floyd Skloot

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803293224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, and learning a new way to be at home in the world. Combining the author?s skills as a poet and novelist, this book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010

guest editors of the best american science and nature writing 2000 david quammen 2001 edward o. wilson 2002 natalie angier 2003 richard dawkins 2004 steven ...

Author: Tim Folger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547576664

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 440

Freeman Dyson, renowned physicist and public intellectual, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.
Categories: Science

The Best American Travel Writing 2001

The Best American Travel Writing 2001

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2001 Barbara Kingsolver , guest editor ... PA $ 13.00 THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2001 Edward O. Wilson ...

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618118780

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 418

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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

Sarah Schweitzer is a feature writer for the Boston Globe. She joined the paper's staff in 2001 after working for the St. Petersburg Times and the Concord ...

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544286757

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 710

This anthology of essays and articles explores topics ranging from untouched wilderness to scientific ethics—and the nature of curiosity itself. Scientists and writers are both driven by a dogged curiosity, immersing themselves in detailed observations that, over time, uncover larger stories. As Rebecca Skloot says in her introduction, all the stories in this collection are “written by and about people who take the time, and often a substantial amount of risk, to follow curiosity where it may lead, so we can all learn about it.” 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 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. This anthology includes essays and articles by Sheri Fink, Atul Gawande, Leslie Jamison, Sam Kean, Seth Mnookin, Matthew Power, Michael Specter and others.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Sports Writing 2001

The Best American Sports Writing 2001

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Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0618086269

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 328

Includes articles chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008

GUEST EDITORS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING
2000 DAVID QUAMMEN 2001 EDWARD O. WILSON 2002 NATALIE ANGIER
2003 RICHARD DAWKINS 2004 STEVEN PINKER 2005 JONATHAN WEINER ...

Author: Jerome E. Groopman

Publisher: Best American Science & Nature

ISBN: 0618834478

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

View: 931

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000

Submissions for next year's volume should be sent , with a very brief cover letter ,
to Burkhard Bilger , c / o Editor , The Best American Science and Nature Writing
2001 , Houghton Mifflin Company , 222 Berkeley Street , Boston , MA 02116 .

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0618082948

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 174

Vols. for - edited by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Categories: Nature

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

This is the best I've ever seen it. Wow. ... In 2001, Brown discovered two dwarf planets called 2001 YH140 and 2001 YJ140. Two years later, using the ...

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780358074243

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 821

A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most influential living scientists and a New York Times best-selling author, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.
Categories: Science

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

In addition to editing and writing feature stories, he manages the brand's ... He also received the 2002 AAAS Science Journalism Award for his 2001 article ...

Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547799537

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 325

View: 867

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

Michael Specter has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. ... He received the 2002 AAAS Science Journalism Award for his 2001 article ...

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544003484

Category: Science

Page: 367

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Twenty-seven of America’s best science and nature essays of 2013, selected by the author of The Emperor of All Maladies and the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Gene. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields. The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2013 includes: “The T-Cell Army” by Jerome Groopman “The Artificial Leaf” by David Owen “The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities” by Natalie Angier “Altered States” by Oliver Sacks “Recall of the Wild” by Elizabeth Kolbert “Super Humanity” by Robert M. Sapolsky “Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?” by Nathaniel Rich Contributors also include: J. B. Mackinnon · Benjamin Hale · Tim Zimmermann · David Deutsch and Artur Ekert · Michael Moyer · Sylvia A. Earle · John Pavlus · Michelle Nijhuis · Rick Bass · Michael Specter · Alan Lightman · David Quammen · Keith Gessen · Steven Weinberg · Gareth Cook · Katherine Harmon · Stephen Marche · Mark Bowden · Kevin Dutton
Categories: Science

Communicating Popular Science

Communicating Popular Science

The Best AmericanScience and Nature Writing 2001(New York:Houghton). Winsor, D.(1993) 'ConstructingScientific Knowledgein Gould and Lewontin's “The ...

Author: S. Perrault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137017581

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 554

Technoscientific developments often have far-reaching consequences, both negative and positive, for the public. Yet, because science has the authority to decide which judgments about scientific issues are sound, public concerns are often dismissed because they are not part of the technoscientific paradigm they question. This book addresses the role of science popularization in that paradox; it explains how science writing works and argues that it can do better at promoting public discussions about science-related issues. To support these arguments, it situates science popularization in its historical and cultural context; provides a conceptual framework for analyzing popular science texts; and examines the rhetorical effects of common strategies used in popular science writing. Twenty-six years after Dorothy Nelkin's groundbreaking book, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology, popular science writing is still not meeting its potential as a public interest genre; Communicating Popular Science explores how it can move closer to doing so.
Categories: Social Science