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The best American science and nature writing 2000

Author: David Quammen; Burkhard Bilger
Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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A collection of nature and science based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen; Burkhard Bilger
ISBN: 0618082948 9780618082940 0618082956 9780618082957
OCLC Number: 45181681
Description: xxi, 265 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The vine-tree / by David Quammen --
Men, women, sex, and Darwin / Natalie Angier --
Back to the land / Wendell Berry --
Africa's wild dogs / Richard Conniff --
http://www.when i̲s e̲nough e̲nough?.com / Paul de Palma --
Something happened / Helen Epstein --
Under water / Anne Fadiman --
The cancer-cluster myth / Atul Gawande --
Clock of ages / Brian Hayes --
That sense of falling / Edward Hoagland --
A new germ theory / Judith Hopper --
Heavy grace / Wendy Johnson --
The wisdom of toads / Ken Lamberton --
The island at the end of the earth / Peter Matthiessen --
Lulu, Queen of the Camels / Cullen Murphy --
The demon in the freezer / Richard Preston --
Brilliant light / Oliver Sacks --
This is not the place / Hampton Sides --
Gorilla warfare / Craig B. Stanford --
String theorists find a Rosetta Stone / Gary Taubes --
Contributors' notes --
Other notable science and nature writing of 1999.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by David Quammen ; Burkhard Bilger, series editor.

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A collection of nature and science based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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