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The New York Times reader : science and technology

Author: S Holly Stocking
Publisher: Washington, DC : CQ Press, 2011.
Series: TimesCollege
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showing aspiring science writers how to achieve the balance between creating engaging, clear stories whilst dealing with complex issues and research methods, this book features a host of stories  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Holly Stocking
ISBN: 9781604264814 1604264810
OCLC Number: 502158840
Description: xxiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Laura Chang --
Preface --
Introduction --
pt. 1 : News --
ch. 1. Discoveries --
Vital signs --
behavior : better performance after a dreaming nap / Nicholas Bakalar --
Vital signs --
patterns : serious message in a seductive voice / Eric Nagourney --
Observatory --
an Aesop's fable might just be true / Henry Fountain --
Making connections --
A Reader's checklist : discovery stories --
Story scan --
Monkeys think, moving artificial arm as own / Benedict Carey --
Making connections --
Study suggests meditation can help train attention / Sandra Blakeslee --
Making connections --
A Leap for teleporting, between ions feet apart / Kenneth Chang --
Making connections --
Cellphone tracking study shows we're creatures of habit / John Schwartz --
Making connections --
Parents torn over fate of frozen embryos / Denise Grady --
Making connections --
Dieting monkeys offer hope for living longer / Nicholas Wade --
Making connections --
A Conversation with ... Denise Grady --
ch. 2. Meetings --
Arctic melt unnerves the experts / Andrew C. Revkin --
Blind to change, even as it stares us in the face / Natalie Angier --
Even if you can't buy it, happiness is big business / Patricia Leigh Brown --
Skeptics dispute climate worries and each other / Andrew C. Revkin --
Making connections. pt. 2 : Features --
ch. 3. Explanatory features --
Story scan --
Secrets of the cell --
antenna on cell surface is key to development and disease / Wallace Ravven --
Tiny specks of misery, both vile and usefull / Natalie Angier --
Basics --
for motherly X chromosome, gender is only the beginning / Natalie Angier --
Sleek? Well, no. Complex? Yes, indeed. / Erica Goode --
Deadly and yet necessary, quakes renew the planet / William J. Broad --
Making connections --
A Conversation with ... Natalie Angier --
ch. 4. Stories about scientists --
A Conversation with Ben A. Barres --
dismissing "sexist opinions" about women's place in science / Cornelia Dean --
A Conversation with Philip G. Zimbardo --
finding hope in knowing the universal capacity for evil / Claudia Dreifus --
Making connections --
Into the woods with : Edward O. Wilson --
a wild, fearsome world under each fallen leaf / James Gorman --
Making connections --
Blink twice if you like me / Carl Zimmer --
Making connections --
Scientist at work : John Grunsfeld --
last voyage for the keeper of the Hubble / Dennis Overbye --
Making connections --
A Conversation with ... Dennis Overbye --
ch. 5. Trends, issues, and other stories --
Story scan --
Bats perish, and no one knows why / Tina Kelley --
Rogue giants at sea / William J. Broad --
Return of the once-rare beaver? Not in my yard / Cornelia Dean --
Basics : a hit in school, maggots and all / Natalie Angier --
Autopsies of war dead reveal ways to save others / Denise Grady --
Cells that read minds / Sandra Blakeslee --
Harvard Medical School in ethics quandry / Duff Wilson --
Now : the rest of the genome / Carl Zimmer --
In a lonely cosmos, a hunt for worlds like ours / Dennis Overbye --
Making connections --
ch. 6. Extended narratives --
A Teacher on the front line as faith and science clash / Amy Harmon --
The DNA age --
facing life with a lethal gene / Amy Harmon --
Making connections --
New York times magazine --
toxic shock / Nan Robertson --
Making connections --
A Conversation with ... Amy Harmon. pt. 3 : Comentary --
ch. 7. Editorials and op-eds --
But it's just a small black hole / The Editorial Desk --
Photos from Saturn / The Editorial Desk --
This is your (father's) brain on drugs / Mike Males --
Making connections --
ch. 8. Reviews --
Story scan --
The New York times book review --
mind matters / Steven Johnson --
Making connections --
Film review --
heroes of science through a rose-colored lens / Stephen Holden --
Making connections --
Movie review --
resentment over Darwin evolves into a documentary / Jeannette Catsoulis --
Making connections --
ch. 9. Essays --
Essay --
a boy's life, guided by the voice of cosmic wonder / Dennis Overbye --
Making connections --
Essay --
human DNA, the ultimate spot for the secret messages (are some there now?) / Dennis Overbye --
Making connections --
ch. 10. Blogs and columns --
Dot Earth --
on elephants' memories, human forgetfulness and disaster / Andrew C. Revkin --
Tiernylab --
why not bring a neatnderthal to life? / John Tierny --
The Wild side --
wanted : intelligent aliens for a research project / Olivia Judson --
Making connections --
Findings --
message in what we buy, but nobody's listening / John Tierney --
Tierneylab --
stop us before we shop again / John Tierney --
Making connections --
A Conversation with ... Andrew C. Revkin --
Suggested resources --
Notes.
Series Title: TimesCollege
Other Titles: New York times.
Responsibility: S. Holly Stocking and the writers of The New York Times.

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