The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010

The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Weapons and Hope edits a collection of the finest science and nature writing. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Author: Freeman J Dyson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547327846

Category: Literary Collections

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The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Weapons and Hope edits a collection of the finest science and nature writing. Original. 30,000 first printing.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547002590

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 328

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Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Communicating Popular Science

Folger, T.(2009) 'Foreword', in Kolbert,E. (ed.) The Best American Science and
Nature Writing 2009 (New York: Mifflin Harcourt). Houghton Folger,T. (2011) '
TheData Trail',inSkloot, R. andF.Skloot (eds) The Best American Science
Writing2011 ...

Author: S. Perrault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137017589

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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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 2008

Jerome E. Groopman, Tim Folger. The Best American Science and Nature
Writing 2008 GUEST EDITORS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND
NATURE WRITING JUL 3 0 2009.

Author: Jerome E. Groopman

Publisher: Best American Science & Nature

ISBN: 9780618834471

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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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 2019

“A lot of people said that we dodged a bullet in 2009, but nature just shot us with
a BB gun,” says Richard Hatchett, the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations. Tom Inglesby, a biosecurity expert at the Johns
Hopkins ...

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328519015

Category: Science

Page: 336

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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.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Andrew Grant is a reporter at Discoverwho especially enjoys writing about
physics and astronomy. He is a recent graduate of the Science, Health and
Environmental Reporting Program at New York University and lives in New York
City. ... FruitlessFall, which received the 2009 Green Prize for Sustainable
Literature; The Living Shore; and American Terroir, which was named one of the
Ten Best Books of ...

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547350635

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 361

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Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature.

The Best American Travel Writing 2009

The Best American Travel Writing 2009 includes ANDRÉ ACIMAN ROGER
COHEN LYNNE COX BRONWEN DICKEY ... BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED
READING THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING THE BEST
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Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618858668

Category: Travel

Page: 351

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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Hubble 2009

Science Year in Review ... Caldwell, R. and M. Kamionkowski, "Dark Males and
Dark Energy" Nature 458,587-589, 2009. ... "The Universe's Invisible Hand"
appeared in the 2008 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing.

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Category: Astronomy

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Creative Nonfiction

Her article “ Minds of Their Own " ( National Geographic , March 2008 ) was
selected for " The Best American Science and Nature Writing , 2009. " She is
currently writing a book about smart animals and the scientists who study them ,
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The Best American Sports Writing

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country ' s
finest short fiction and nonfiction . ... The Best American Sports Writing 2009
includes BRUCE BARCOTTAMBY BURFOOT MICHAEL LEWIS STEPHEN
RODRICK GARY SMITH ... STORIES THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED
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AMERICAN ...

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New Scientist

... to punish their fellow gamers spitefully than low - caste players , leading her
the cheaper option ( Nature , vol 415 , p 137 ) ... It is not Simply , it seems that
niceness needs an indirect benefit to us from society , and that people in Uttar
Pradesh ... lights up makes us feel good " are a moral scaffold that keeps
aggression and during altruistic punishment ( Science ... is a freelance writer
based in London HISTORIES As an antidote to this year's Darwin - mania 16 May
2009 | New Scientist ...

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Here and There

Reprinted in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 , edited by
Elizabeth Kolbert , 76-93 . New York : Houghton Mifflin , 2009 . Gifford , Terry .
Reconnecting with John Muir : Essays in Post - pastoral Practice . Athens :
University ...

Author: Bill Conlogue

Publisher: Penn State University Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 230

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"A collection of essays exploring the social, economic, and environmental elements of the anthracite coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania"--Provided by publisher.

Natural Acts A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

"David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today.

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393333602

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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"David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard "Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions," said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts. For more than two decades, he has stuck to that credo. In this updated version of curiosity leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they change the life of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it save endangered species?). This revised and expanded edition best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, and includes recent pieces such as "Planet of Weeds," an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening journey that will please both Quammen fans and newcomers to his work.

Spare Parts

But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in ...

Author: Joshua Davis

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 0374712654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

Books in Print 2009 2010

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Hubble Science Year in Review

Caldwell, R. and M. Kamionkowski, "Dark Matter and Dark Energy," Nature, 458,
587-589, 2009. Conselice, C.J., et al., “Galaxy ... appeared in the 2008 edition of
The Best American Science and Nature Writing. In 2008, Thomson Scientific ...

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Category: Space telescopes

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The Science Teacher

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and Techniques ... In this activity , students are able to connect with the story
while studying science concepts . ... The best American science and nature
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Group Theory in the Bedroom and Other Mathematical Diversions

An Award-Winning Essayist Plies His Craft Brian Hayes is one of the most accomplished essayists active today—a claim supported not only by his prolific and continuing high-quality output but also by such honors as the National Magazine ...

Author: Brian Hayes

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781429938570

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An Award-Winning Essayist Plies His Craft Brian Hayes is one of the most accomplished essayists active today—a claim supported not only by his prolific and continuing high-quality output but also by such honors as the National Magazine Award for his commemorative Y2K essay titled "Clock of Ages," published in the November/December 1999 issue of The Sciences magazine. (The also-rans that year included Tom Wolfe, Verlyn Klinkenborg, and Oliver Sacks.) Hayes's work in this genre has also appeared in such anthologies as The Best American Magazine Writing, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Norton Reader. Here he offers us a selection of his most memorable and accessible pieces—including "Clock of Ages"—embellishing them with an overall, scene-setting preface, reconfigured illustrations, and a refreshingly self-critical "Afterthoughts" section appended to each essay.

Joining the Conversation

American Countercultures : An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists , Alternative
Lifestyles , and Radical Ideas in US History . Vol . 1. ... Lincoln : U of Nebraska P ,
2009. 105-31 . ... The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008. Boston ...

Author: Mike Palmquist

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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With the success of The Bedford Researcher, Mike Palmquist has earned a devoted following of teachers and students who appreciate his accessible approach to the process of inquiry-based writing. Now he brings his proven methodology and friendly tone to Joining the Conversation. While students may know how to send text messages, search for images, and read the news online all at the same time, they don’t necessarily know how to juggle the skills they need to engage readers and compose a meaningful contribution to an academic conversation. Meeting students where they are — working online and collaboratively — Joining the Conversation embraces the new realities of writing, without sacrificing the support that students need as they write for college and beyond.

The Publishers Weekly

Kolbert's choices provide a sense of major themes in science today , with five
pieces focused on evolution and seven on ... than most people will want and
hammers his The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 Edited by
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