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The best American science writing, 2008

Author: Sylvia Nasar; Jesse Cohen
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview of the year's most important discoveries, research, and events.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Nasar; Jesse Cohen
ISBN: 9780061340413 0061340413
OCLC Number: 191932043
Notes: "An Ecco book."
Description: xiv, 316 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Facing life with a lethal gene / Amy Harmon --
An error in the code / Richard Preston --
23andMe will decode your DNA for $ 1,000. Welcome to the age of genomics / Thomas Goetz --
Evolved for cancer? / Carl Zimmer --
How NIH misread hormone study in 2002 / Tara Parker-Pope --
Psychiatrists, children, and drug industry's role / Gardiner Harris, Benedict Carey, and Janet Roberts --
After sanctions, doctors get drug company pay / Gardiner Harris and Janet Roberts --
Dr. Drug Rep / Daniel Carlat --
When is pain doctor a drug pusher? / Tina Rosenberg --
What's normal? / Jerome Gropman --
Supply, demand, and kidney transplants / Sally Satel --
The abyss / Oliver Sacks --
Muscle memory / Ben McGrath --
Duped / Margaret Talbot --
The older-and-wiser hypothesis / Stephen S. Hall --
Moving beyond Kyoto / Al Gore --
Beneath booming cities, China's future is drying up / Jim Yardley --
In China, a lake's champion imperils himself / Joseph Kahn --
Sowing for apocalypse / John Seabrook.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: editor, Sylvia Nasar ; series editor, Jesse Cohen.

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A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview of the year's most important discoveries, research, and events.

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