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The best American science and nature writing, 2004

Autor: Richard Dawkins; Tim Folger
Editora: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2004.
Séries: Best American series.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Ensaio : Inglês
Base de Dados:WorldCat
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"The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, is the best and newest on science and nature: the psychology of suicide terrorism, desperate measures in surgery, the weird world of octopuses, Sex Week at Yale, the linguistics of click languages, the worst news about cloning, and much more."--Jacket.
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Gênero/Forma: Popular works
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Richard Dawkins; Tim Folger
ISBN: 0618246975 9780618246977 0618246983 9780618246984
Número OCLC: 56676823
Descrição: xxi, 209 pages ; 22 cm.
Conteúdos: Introduction / Steven Pinker --
Genesis of suicide terrorism / Scott Atran --
The battle for your brain / Ronald Bailey --
Fearing the worst should anyone produce a cloned baby / Philip M. Boffey --
The bittersweet science / Austin Bunn --
The new celebrity / Jennet Conant --
The mythical threat of genetic determinism / Daniel C. Dennett --
We're all gonna die! / Gregg Easterbrook --
Far-out television / Garrett G. Fagan --
A war on obesity, not the obese / Jeffrey M. Friedman --
Desperate measures / Atul Gawande --
The stuff of genes / Horace Freeland Judson --
The bloody crossroads of grammar and politics / Geoffrey Nunberg --
Ask the bird folks / Mike O'Connor --
Where have all the lisas gone? / Peggy Orenstein --
The design of your life / Virginia Postrel --
Caring for your introvert / Jonathan Rauch --
All the old sciences have starring roles / Chet Raymo --
Sex week at Yale / Ron Rosenbaum --
The cousin marriage conundrum / Steve Sailer --
Bugs in the brain / Robert Sapolsky --
Through the eye of an octopus / Eric Scigliano --
Captivated / Meredith F. Small --
Parallel universes / Max Tegmark --
In click languages, an echo of the tongues of the ancients / Nicholas Wade --
A prolific Genghis Khan, it seems, helped people the world / Nicholas Wade.
Título da Série: Best American series.
Responsabilidade: edited and with an introduction by Steven Pinker ; Tim Folger, series editor.

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"The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, is the best and newest on science and nature: the psychology of suicide terrorism, desperate measures in surgery, the weird world of octopuses, Sex Week at Yale, the linguistics of click languages, the worst news about cloning, and much more."--Jacket.

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