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The best American science and nature writing 2020

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2020. ©2020
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Best American science and nature writing
(DLC) 00213820
(OCoLC)44078561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michio Kaku
ISBN: 9780358074243 035807424X
OCLC Number: 1202454470
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 343 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
A Journey into the Animal Mind / Ross Andersen --
Sleep No More / Kelly Clancy --
What Remains / Daniel Duane --
With a Simple Twist, a "Magic" Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics / David H. Freedman --
The Eighth Continent / Rivka Galchen --
The Tumultuous History of a Mysterious Brain Signal That Questioned Free Will / Bahar Gholipour --
Younger Longer / Adam Gopnick --
Right Under Our Noses / Sara Harrison --
I, Language Robot / Patrick House --
Beauty of the Beasts / Ferris Jabr --
Ghosts of the Future / Sarah Kaplan --
Intelligent Ways to Search for Extraterrestrials / Adam Mann --
Total Eclipse / Deanna Csomo McCool --
"We Have Fire Everywhere" / Jon Mooallem --
Vaccines Reimagined / Melinda Wenner Moyer --
New Blood / Siddhartha Mukherjee --
The Day the Dinosaurs Died / Douglas Preston --
The Final Five Percent / Tim Requarth --
The Next Word / John Seabrook --
Troubled Treasure / Joshua Sokol --
The Hidden Heroines of Chaos / Joshua Sokol --
The Hunt for Planet Nine / Sharon Stirone --
A Different Kind of Theory of Everything / Natalie Wolchover --
The Brain That Remade Itself / Andrew Zaleski.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Michio Kaku.

Abstract:

A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care

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