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From climate change to public health, the origins of the universe to the wiring of the human brain, parallel universes to artifical intelligence, the world of science is vast and diverse, offering endless challenges and possibilities which provide new understanding of ourselves, our world, and our universe. The acclaimed "Best American Science Writing" series gathers together the creme de la creme of the year's short works, chosen from a wide variety of publications. Provocative and engaging, "The Best American Science Writing 2012" covers the full spectrum of scientific inquiry - from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. Edited by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible, co-founder of string field theory, and popularizer of science, this next edition in the series provides a comprehensive overview of the year's most compelling, relevant, and exciting scientific developments.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Ecco Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062117912
  • 9780062117915
  • 173,545

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Edited by Michio Kaku, cofounder of string field theory, theoretical physicist, and New York Times bestselling author, The Best American Science Writing 2012 is the latest edition of the popular annual series dedicated to collecting the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Culled from a wide variety of publications, these selections of outstanding journalism cover the full spectrum of scientific inquiry, providing a comprehensive overview of the most compelling, relevant, and exciting developments in the world of science. From climate change to public health, the origins of the universe to the wiring of the human brain, parallel universes to artificial intelligence, the world of science is vast and diverse, offering endless challenges and possibilities that provide new understanding of ourselves, our world, and our universe. Provocative and engaging, The Best American Science Writing 2012 reveals just how far science has brought us and where it is headed next.show more

About Michio Kaku

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the cofounder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and he continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent work, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100. Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.show more

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