The Best American Science and Nature Writing, 2011
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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,
Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.
The best-selling author of
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
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