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The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2002

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Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618134786
Size: 63.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Book Description: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2002

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Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618134786
Size: 61.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Book Description: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.


The Best American Science Writing 2002

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Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060936501
Size: 17.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: If, as Matt Ridley suggests, science is simply the search for new forms of ignorance, then perhaps it follows that with science's advances come new questions. Will human genetic engineering become commonplace? Will human cloning ever be safe? Are there many universes? How much will the climate change during the coming century? The Best American Science Writing 2002 gathers top writers and scientists covering the latest developments in the fastest-changing, farthest-reaching scientific fields, such as medicine, genetics, computer technology, evolutionary psychology, cutting-edge physics, and the environment. Among this year's selections: In "The Made-to-Order Savior," Lisa Belkin spotlights two desperate families seeking an unprecedented cure by a medically and ethically unprecedented means -- creating a genetically matched child. Margaret Talbot's "A Desire to Duplicate" reveals that the first human clone may very likely come from an entirely unexpected source, and sooner than we think. Michael Specter reports on the shock waves rippling through the field of neuroscience following the revolutionary discovery that adult brain cells might in fact regenerate ("Rethinking the Brain"). Christopher Dickey's "I Love My Glow Bunny" recounts with sly humor a peculiar episode in which genetic engineering and artistic culture collide. Natalie Angier draws an insightful contrast between suicide terrorists and rescue workers who risk their lives, and finds that sympathy and altruism have a definite place in the evolution of human nature, David Berlinski's "What Brings a World into Being?" ponders the idea of biology and physics as essentially digital technologies, exploring the mysteries encoded in the universe's smallest units, be they cells or quanta. Nicholas Wade shows how one of the most controversial books of the year, The Skeptical Environmentalist, by former Greenpeace member and self-described leftist Bjorn Lomborg, debunks some of the most cherished tenets of the environmental movement, suggesting that things are perhaps not as bad as we've been led to believe. And as a counterpoint, Darcy Frey's profile of George Divoky reveals a dedicated researcher whose love of birds and mystery leads to some sobering discoveries about global warming and forcefully reminds us of the unsung heroes of science: those who put in long hours, fill in small details, and take great trouble. In the end, the unanswered questions are what sustain scientific inquiry, open new frontiers of knowledge, and lead to new technologies and medical treatments. The Best American Science Writing 2002 is a series of exciting reports from science's front lines, where what we don't know is every bit as important as what we know.


The Best American Travel Writing 2002

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Author: Frances Mayes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618118809
Size: 71.42 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 351
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Book Description: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.


Communicating Popular Science

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Author: S. Perrault
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137017589
Size: 65.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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Book Description: Technoscientific developments often have far-reaching consequences, both negative and positive, for the public. Yet, because science has the authority to decide which judgments about scientific issues are sound, public concerns are often dismissed because they are not part of the technoscientific paradigm they question. This book addresses the role of science popularization in that paradox; it explains how science writing works and argues that it can do better at promoting public discussions about science-related issues. To support these arguments, it situates science popularization in its historical and cultural context; provides a conceptual framework for analyzing popular science texts; and examines the rhetorical effects of common strategies used in popular science writing. Twenty-six years after Dorothy Nelkin's groundbreaking book, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology, popular science writing is still not meeting its potential as a public interest genre; Communicating Popular Science explores how it can move closer to doing so.


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2020

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Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0358074290
Size: 16.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2020, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most influential living scientists and a New York Times best-selling author, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity, and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2019

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Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328519015
Size: 70.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: A NATIONAL BESTSELLER Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing. “Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is what makes excellent science and nature writing essential,” observes New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery. “Science and nature writing are how we share the truth about the universe with the people of the world.” And collected here are truths about nearly every corner of the universe. From meditations on extinction, to the search for alien life, to the prejudice that infects our medical system, the pieces in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing seek to bring to the people stories of some of the most pressing issues facing our planet, as well as moments of wonder reflecting the immense beauty our natural world offers.


In The Shadow Of Memory

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Author: Floyd Skloot
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803293229
Size: 52.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 243
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Book Description: In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, and learning a new way to be at home in the world. Combining the author?s skills as a poet and novelist, this book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2005

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Author: Jonathan Weiner
Publisher: Best American Science & Nature
ISBN: 9780618273430
Size: 13.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2013

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Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544003489
Size: 78.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Pulitzer Prize–winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.