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The best American science writing 2007

Author: Gina Bari Kolata; Jesse Cohen
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2007.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and "New York Times" reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, "The Best American Science Writing 2007" is a compelling anthology of our  Read more...
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Best American science writing 2007.
New York : Harper Perennial, ©2007
(OCoLC)763171931
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Bari Kolata; Jesse Cohen
ISBN: 9780061345777 0061345776
OCLC Number: 173274930
Notes: "An Ecco book."
Description: xii, 333 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gina Kolata --
The theory of everything / Tyler Cabot --
Manifold destiny / Sylvia Nasar, David Gruber --
Looking for the lie / Robin Marantz Henig --
Face blind / Joshua Davis --
Stereo Sue / Oliver Sacks --
Probing a mind for a cure / Stacey Burling --
A depression switch? / David Dobbs --
With lasers and daring, doctors race to save a young man's brain / Denise Grady --
Being there / Jerome Groopman --
God or gorilla / Matthew Chapman --
The score / Atul Gawande --
Truth and consequences / Jennifer Couzin --
The man on the table was 97, but he devised the surgery / Lawrence K. Altman --
Butterfly lessons / Elizabeth Kolbert --
In ancient fossils, seeds of a new debate on warming / William J. Broad --
John Koza has built an invention machine / Jonathon Keats --
Mind games / John Cassidy --
Schweitzer's dangerous discovery / Barry Yeoman --
Cooking for eggheads / Patricia Gadsby --
Hollywood's science guru / Gregory Mone.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: editor, Gina Kolata ; series editor, Jesse Cohen.

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Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and "New York Times" reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, "The Best American Science Writing 2007" is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries.

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