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The best American science writing 2001

Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gathered from the nations' leading publications by award winning author Timothy Ferris, prominent American authors address the most controversial, socially relevant science issues.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Ferris
ISBN: 0066211646 9780066211640
OCLC Number: 48386817
Description: 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Transparent stratagems / John Updike --
More than meets the eye / Michael S. Turner --
In mandrill society, life is a girl thing / Natalie Angier --
Life beyond earth / Joel Achenbach --
The small planets / Erik Asphaug --
How come the quantum? / John Archibald Wheeler --
The recycled generation / Stephen S. Hall --
The genome warrior / Richard Preston --
DNA on trial / Peter J. Boyer --
In the company of humans / John Terborgh --
Death of an altruist / James Schwartz --
Darwin's influence on modern thought / Ernst Mayr --
Let them eat fat / Greg Critser --
The he hormone / Andrew Sullivan --
John Rock's error / Malcolm Gladwell --
The mystery of AIDS in South Africa / Helen Epstein --
The virus and the vaccine / Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher --
Syphilis and the shepherd of Atlantis / Stephen Jay Gould --
The good doctor / Tracy Kidder --
Running dry / Jacques Leslie --
Welcome to planet earth / Robert L. Park --
A portrait of the novelist as a young scientist / Alan Lightman --
Science, guided by ethics, can lift up the poor / Freeman J. Dyson.
Responsibility: editor, Timothy Ferris.

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Gathered from the nations' leading publications by award winning author Timothy Ferris, prominent American authors address the most controversial, socially relevant science issues.

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