Undeniably exquisite . . . Reveal s] not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity. --Maria Popova An excellent introduction to the key issues in science today. --P. D. Smith, Guardian A] stellar compendium . . . Delightful to read. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review A renowned scientist and the best-selling author of Lab Girl , Hope Jahren 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 disciplines.