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The best American science and nature writing 2010

Author: Freeman J Dyson; Tim Folger
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Series: Best American series.
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From the publisher. The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson; Tim Folger
ISBN: 9780547327846 0547327846
OCLC Number: 505420761
Notes: "ISSN 1530-1508."
"A Mariner original."
Description: xxv, 385 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The believer / Andrew Corsello --
One giant leap to nowhere / Tom Wolfe --
The missions of astronomy / Steven Weinberg --
Cosmic vision / Timothy Ferris --
Seeking new Earths / Timothy Ferris --
Don't! / Jonah Lehrer --
Out of the past / Kathleen McGowan --
Brain games / John Colapinto --
The alpha accipiter / Gustave Axelson --
Flight of the Kuaka / Don Stap --
Modern Darwins / Matt Ridley --
The superior civilization / Tim Flannery --
Still blue / Kenneth Brower --
The Lazarus effect / Jane Goodall --
Darwin's first clues / David Quammen --
All you can eat / Jim Carrier --
A formula for disaster / Felix Salmon --
Not so silent spring / Dawn Stover --
The catastrophist / Elizabeth Kolbert --
The sixth extinction? Elizabeth Kolbert --
Scraping bottom / Robert Kunzig --
A life of its own / Michael Specter --
Purpose driven life / Brian Boyd --
The monkey and the fish / Philip Gourevitch --
Graze anatomy / Richard Maning --
Hearth surgery / Burkhard Bilger --
Green giant / Evan Osnos --
India, enlightened / Georgia Black.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Freeman Dyson ; Tim Folger, series editor.

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From the publisher. The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.

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