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""The Best American Science Writing" series has been hailed as, contemporary science's best answers to ...eternal riddles". ("Fortune"); "praised for its breadth - It is rare to be offered such a diverse collection of science writing, ("Nature"); and appreciated for its intelligence and insight - The entire spectrum of science is covered with literary acumen here". ("Booklist"). Provocative and engaging, this latest entry in the series covers the full spectrum of scientific inquiry - from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. Edited by "The New York Times" bestselling author and award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot and her father, award-winning writer and poet Floyd Skloot, "The Best American Science Writing 2011" features articles from a wide variety of publications, providing a comprehensive overview of the year's most compelling, relevant, and exciting scientific developments.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 25mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Ecco Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • 0062091247
  • 9780062091246
  • 351,418

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"The perfect gateway to the wider world of modern science in all its variety and wonder. The writing is engaging and perfectly suited to readers of any interest level... The Best American Science Writing 2011 provides a brilliantly brief glimpse into that fascinating world." -- San Francisco Book Review "By drawing from a wide variety of sources, mainstream (The New York Times, Playboy, Vanity Fair) and niche (Discover, Columbia Journalism Review, and science blogs), the [2011] anthology both provokes and inspires." -- Publishers Weekly "The list of impressive guest editors over the years-including Oliver Sacks, James Gleick, Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman-is joined this year by a father and daughter... Rebecca Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) teams with her father Floyd, a past contributor to the series...Literate, nontechnical popular science." -- Kirkus Reviewsshow more

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Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award-winning science writer and New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and her father, Floyd Skloot, an award-winning poet and writer, and past contributor to the series, The Best American Science Writing 2011 collects into one volume 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. Provocative and engaging, The Best American Science Writing 2011 reveals just how far science has brought us--and where it is headed next.show more

About Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and elsewhere. Her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty major media outlets, and is being adapted into an HBO film by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. Floyd Skloot is a writer of creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. He has received three Pushcart Prizes and a PEN USA Literary Award, among other honors. He is the author of seventeen books, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Beverly Hallberg. Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.show more

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"The perfect gateway to the wider world of modern science in all its variety and wonder. The writing is engaging and perfectly suited to readers of any interest level.... The Best American Science Writing 2011 provides a brilliantly brief glimpse into that fascinating world." San Francisco Book Reviewshow more

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