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The best American science and nature writing 2013

Author: Siddhartha MukherjeeTim FolgerJ B MacKinnonBenjamin HaleTim ZimmermannAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siddhartha Mukherjee; Tim Folger; J B MacKinnon; Benjamin Hale; Tim Zimmermann; David Deutsch; Artur K Ekert; Michael Moyer; Sylvia A Earle; John Pavlus; Michelle Nijhuis; Rick Bass; Brett Forrest; Jerome E Groopman; David Owen; Michael Specter; Alan P Lightman; David Quammen; Oliver W Sacks; Elizabeth Kolbert; Keith Gessen; Steven Weinberg; Gareth Cook; Natalie Angier; Robert M Sapolsky; Katherine Harmon Courage; Nathaniel Rich; Stephen Marche; Mark Bowden; Kevin Dutton
ISBN: 9780544003439 0544003438
OCLC Number: 859800412
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Description: xxi, 339 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Tom Fogler --
Introduction: On tenderness / Siddhartha Mukherjee --
False idyll from Orion / J.B. MacKinnon --
The last distinction from Harper's magazine / Benjamin Hale --
Talk to me from Outside / Tim Zimmerman --
Beyond the quantum horizon from Scientific American / David Deutsch and Artur Ekert --
Is space digital? from Scientific American / Michael Moyer --
The sweet spot in time from Virginia quarterly review / Sylvia A. Earle --
Machines of the infinite from Scientific American / John Pavlus --
Which species will live? from Scientific American / Michelle Nijhuis --
The larch g from Orion / Rick Bass --
Shattered genius from Playboy / Brett Forrest --
The T-cell army from New Yorker / Jerome Groopman --
The artificial leaf from New Yorker / David Owen --
The deadliest virus from New Yorker / Michael Specter --
Our place in the universe from Harper's magazine / Alan Lightman --
Out of the wild from Popular science / David Quammen --
Altered states from New Yorker / Oliver Sachs --
Recall of the wild from New Yorker / Elizabeth Kolbert --
Polar express from New Yorker / Keith Gessen --
The crisis of big science from New York review of books / Steven Weinberg --
Autism inc. from New York times magazine / Gareth Cook --
The life of pi and other infinities from New York times / Natalie Angier --
Super humanity from Scientific American/ Robert M. Sapolsky --
The patient scientist from Scientific American / Katherine Harmon --
Can a jellyfish unlock the secret of immortality? from New York times magazine / Nathaniel Rich --
Is Facebook making us lonely? from Atlantic / Stephen Marche --
The measured man from Atlantic / Mark Bowden --
The wisdom of psychpaths from Scientific American / Kevin Dutton --
Contributors' notes --
Other notable science and nature writing of 2012.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Siddhartha Mukherjee ; Tim Folger, series editor.

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