7 edition of The Best American Science Writing 2000 (The Best American Series) found in the catalog.
January 15, 2000
by Ecco (HarperCollins)
|Contributions||James Gleick (Editor), Jessie Cohen (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||258|
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing. “Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is what makes excellent science and nature writing essential,” observes New York Times best . The Best American Science and Nature Writing by David Quammen: The Best American Science and Nature Writing by Edward O. Wilson: The Best American Science and Nature Writing by Natalie Angier: The Best American Science and Nature Writing by Richard Dawkins: The Best American Science and Nature Writing.
The Best American Science Writing is yet another endlessly fascinating and mind-expanding installment of the popular science series that Kirkus Reviews calls, “Superb brain candy.” Edited by renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory, this collection contains the most engaging and provocative science writing Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. The Best of the Best of American Science Writing (The Best American Science Writing) by Jesse Cohen: The Best American Science Writing by James Gleick: The Best American Science Writing by Timothy Ferris: The Best American Science Writing by Matt Ridley: The Best American Science Writing by Oliver Sacks:
If variety is the spice of life, The Best American Science Writing is one hot salsa. This entry in Harper's anthology annuals covers an exciting range of sciences, topics, and tones, from ancient Babylonian curses to the latest breakthroughs in physics, biochemistry, and astronomy.5/5(1). Get this from a library! The best American science writing, [Sylvia Nasar; Jesse Cohen;] -- A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy.
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The Best American Science Writing covers the full range of scientific inquiry -- from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy to genetics, evolutionary theory, cognition, and even ants. Many of these cutting-edge essays offer glimpses of new realms of discovery and thought, exploring territory that is unfamiliar to most of us or finding the unexpected in the midst of the Cited by: 9.
The Best American Science Writing (Best American Science Writing) The first volume in this annual series of the best writing by Americans, meticulously selected by bestselling author James Gleick, one of the foremost chronicles of scientific social history, debuts with a stellar collection of writers and thinkers.4/5.
*The Best American Science Writing *, Edited by Gleick and Cohen, is one of the best science books in my large bookshelf. The first article in the collection, a first-person account of a dangerous medical error and an introspection on the root causes and methods to prevent such errors in the future, is absolutely wonderful/5(6).
reflection. This book is devoted to the best American science and nature writing, David Quammen points out, not the best American science and nature essays. For better or worse, it comes with a wide-angle lens, and so dooms us to more than a few wild-goose chases.
There are limits, granted. Does our definition of writing/5(9). Biographer and science journalist Gleick (Faster,etc.) comes up with the equivalent of the best issue of Scientific American you’ve ever read—without the Volvo his introduction to what he hopes will be an annual series, Gleick puns that, having had “a pretty good idea of what science writing is,” the editing of this greatest hits collection “has left me in a state of Author: James Gleick.
Gathered from the nation's leading publications by award-winning author Timothy Ferris, The Best American Science Writing is a dynamic, up-to-date collection of essays and articles by America's most prominent thinkers and writers, addressing the most controversial, socially relevant topics that recent developments in science by: 3.
The Best American science writing [James Gleick;] -- "The first volume in this annual series of the best science writing by Americans selected by bestselling author James Gleick," series editor, Jesse CohenCover.
Avid science readers know the value of good judgment. Theres just too much out there to go through it all in one lifetime, so we learn to appreciate the Free shipping over $Author: James Gleick. Get this from a library. The best American science and nature writing [David Quammen; Burkhard Bilger;] -- A collection of nature and science based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
For a decade, Ecco has published the most outstanding science writing in America, collected in highly acclaimed annual volumes edited by some of the most impressive and most important names in science and science writing today: James Gleick, Timothy Ferris, Matt Ridley, Oliver Sacks, Dava Sobel, Alan Lightman, 4/5.
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In his introduction to The Best American Science WritingDr. Oliver Sacks, "the poet laureate of medicine" New York Times writes that "the best science writing cannot be completely 'objective' - how can it be when science itself is so human an activity.
- but it is never self-indulgently subjective either. It is, at best, a wonderful fusion, as factual as a /5(5). The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, each of which features a different genre or book selects from works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field.
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The writing is uniformly excellent; the topics are fascinating; the depth is astonishing. The editors are usually revered pop science figures (Oliver Sachs, Brian Greene, Mary Roach, /5.The Best American Science & Nature Writing | David Quammen, Burkhard Bilger | download | B–OK.
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