The Best American Science and Nature Writing, 2011

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes
Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem,
Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

Popular columnist and science writer Mary Roach selects the year's best science and nature writing.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.

& Taylor

The best-selling author of Packing for Mars edits a collection of the year's finest science and nature writing. Original.

Statement of Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Mary Roach ; Tim Folger, series editor
Title: The best American science and nature writing, 2011
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcout, c2011
Characteristics: xx, 361 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Contents: The organ dealer / Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Nature's spoils / Burkhard Bilger
The chemist's war / Deborah Blum
Fertility rites / Jon Cohen
The brain that changed everything / Luke Dittrich
Emptying the skies / Jonathan Franzen
Fish out of water / Ian Frazier
Lies, damned lies, and medical science / David H. Freedman
Letting go / Atul Gawande
The treatment / Malcolm Gladwell
Cosmic blueprint of life / Andrew Grant
The (elusive) theory of everything / Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Spectral light / Amy Irvine
The spill seekers / Rowan Jacobsen
New dog in town / Christopher Ketcham
Taking a fall / Dan Koeppel
The first church of robotics / Jaron Lanier
The love that dare not squawk its name / Jon Mooallem
Could time end? / George Musser
Sign here if you exist / Jill Sisson Quinn
Face-blind / Oliver Sacks
Waste MGMT / Evan I. Schwartz
The whole fracking enchilada / Sandra Steingraber
The new king of the sea / Abigail Tucker
The killer in the pool / Tim Zimmermann
Subject Headings: Science Popular works Nature Popular works Natural history Popular works Technical writing Popular works
Topical Term: Science
Natural history
Technical writing
Additional Contributors: Roach, Mary
Folger, Tim
ISBN: 9780547350639
Branch Call Number: 500 B
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