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    DescriptionIn his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, Brian Greene writes that "science needs to be recognized for what it is: the ultimate in adventure stories." The twenty-five pieces in this year's collection take you on just such an adventure. Natalie Angier probes the origins of language, Paul Raffaele describes a remote Amazonian tribe untouched by the modern world, and Frans B. M. de Waal explains what a new breed of economists is learning from monkeys. Drake Bennett profiles the creator of Ecstasy and more than two hundred other psychedelic compounds -- a man hailed by some as one of the twentieth century's most important scientists. Some of the selections reflect the news of the past year. Daniel C. Dennett questions the debate over intelligent design -- is evolution just a theory? --while Chris Mooney reports on how this debate almost tore one small town apart. John Hockenberry examines how blogs are transforming the twenty-first-century battlefield, Larry Cahill probes the new science uncovering male and female brain differences, Daniel Roth explains why the programmer who made it easy to pirate movies over the Internet is now being courted by Hollywood, and Charles C. Mann looks at the dark side of increased human life expectancy. Reaching out beyond our own planet, Juan Maldacena questions whether we actually live in a three-dimensional world and whether gravity truly exists. Dennis Overbye surveys the continuing scientific mystery of time travel, and Robert Kunzig describes new x-ray images of the heavens, including black holes, exploding stars, colliding galaxies, and other wonders the eye can't see.


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    Title
    The Best American Science and Nature Writing
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Brian Greene, Edited by Tim Folger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618722228
    ISBN 10: 061872222X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, WN
    DC22: 508
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 508
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 09
    B&T Approval Code: A50010000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI080000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A01950000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 808.8/0356
    LC classification: PN6071.S3 B46
    Thema V1.0: WN, DNT, PD
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    2006 ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Publication date
    11 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "Provocative and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish."