The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
ISBN: 054400342X
EAN13: 9780544003422
Language: English
Pages: 318
Edition: 2014
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

Book Overview
Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity. -- Maria Popova, Brain Pickings A stimulating compendium. -- Kirkus Reviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Deborah Blum 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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The Best American Series In an era of misleading headlines and cherry picked facts, good science reporting is hard to find. We re left wondering, should we eat genetically modified food? Do we really want to know if we have an incurable genetic disease before the symptoms appear? The articles in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 challenge these questions, and many others, with guest editor Deborah Blum striving to show readers the curving, complicated line that links discovery and development, choice and consequence. At times meditative, passionate, and always deeply inquisitive, the articles in this collection reveal our world and ourselves, both beautiful and astonishingly complex. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 includes Nicholas Carr, Amy Harmon, Barbara Kingsolver, Maggie Koerth-Baker, Elizabeth Kolbert, Seth Mnookin, E.O. Wilson, Carl Zimmer and others [INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO, Author photo (c) Mark Bennington] DEBORAH BLUM, guest editor, is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and the author of five books, including The Poisoner's Handbook. She writes about environmental chemistry for The New York Times at Poison Pen and is a blogger for Wired at Elemental. TIM FOLGER, series editor, is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. Author photo (c) Mark Bennington