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The best science writing online 2012

Author: Jennifer Ouellette; Bora Zivkovic
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, "The Best Science Writing Online 2012" will change the way we think about science -- from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates -- Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ouellette; Bora Zivkovic
ISBN: 9780374533342 0374533342
OCLC Number: 797975793
Description: xv, 328 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Somata / Aubrey J. Sanders --
Make history, not Vitamin C / Eva Amsen --
Saving Ethiopia's "Church forests" / T. DeLene Beeland --
What it feels like for a sperm / Aatish Bhatia --
Incredible journey / Lee Billings --
In the shadows of greatness / Biochem Belle --
A view to a kill in the morning / Deborah Blum --
It's sedimentary, my dear Watson / David Bressan --
Menstruation is just blood and tissue you ended up not using / Kate Clancy --
Joule's jewel / Stephen Curry --
Unraveling the fear o' the Jolly Roger / Krystal D'Costa --
Free science, one paper at a time / David Dobbs --
Tinea speaks up: a fairy tale / Cindy M. Doran --
Man discovers a new life-form at a South African truck stop / Rob Dunn --
Moon arts: fallen astronaut / Claire L. Evans --
Science metaphors: resonance / Ann Finkbeiner --
Bombardier beetles, bee purple, and the sirens of the night / Jennifer Frazer --
Mpemba's baffling discovery / Greg Gbur --
Romeo: a lone Wolf's tragedy in three acts / Kimberly Gerson --
Rats, bees, and brains: the death of the "Cognitive map" / Jason C. Goldman --
Don't panic: sustainable seafood and the American outlaw / Miriam C. Goldstein --
On beards, biology, and being a real American / Joe Hanson --
I love Gin and Tonics / Matthew Hartings --
Adorers of the good science of rock-breaking / Dana Hunter --
"I feel the percussive roar on the skin of my face" / Karen James --
Freedom to riot / Eric Michael Johnson --
Inside the "Black box" of nuclear power plants / Maggie Koerth-Baker --
This ain't yo momma's muktuk / Rebecca Kreston --
Chessboxing is fighting for good behavior / Andrea Kuszewski --
Mirror images: twins and identity / David Manly --
Did the CIA fake a vaccination campaign? / Maryn McKenna --
Free will and quantum clones / George Musser Jr. --
Dear Emma B / PZ Myers --
Faster than a speeding photon / Chad Orzel --
Sunrise in the garden of dreams / Puff the Mutant Dragon --
Volts and Vespa: buzzing about photoelectric wasps / John Rennie --
How to stop a hurricane / Casey Rentz --
Shakes on a plane: can turbulence kill you? / Alex Reshanov --
How addiction feels: the honest truth / Cassie Rodenberg --
Ten million feet upon the stair / Chris Rowan --
Woof! Living boldly as a "free-range aspergian" / Steve Silberman --
The dodo is dead, long live the dodo! / Brian Switek --
Sex and the married neurotic / Melanie Tannenbaum --
Why do women cry? Obviously it's so they don't get laid / Christie Wilcox --
How to take the real measure of a man / Allie Wilkinson --
The origin and extinction of species / David Winter --
Genome sequencing and assembly, Shakespeare style / Richard F. Wintle --
The intelligent homosexual's guide to natural selection / Jeremy Yoder --
The Renaissance man / Ed Yong --
Fragmented intimacies / Shana Yurkiewicz --
The human lake / Carl Zimmer.
Responsibility: Bora Zivkovic, series editor ; Jennifer Ouellette, guest editor.

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Showcasing more than fifty online essays from 2011, this book can change the way we think about science - from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. It provides a comprehensive look at the  Read more...

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