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Title The best American science and nature writing 2014 / edited and with an introduction by Deborah Blum ; Tim Folger, series editor.

Publication Info. Boston [Massachusetts] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series The best American series
Best American series.
Note "A Mariner original."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Contents Mixed up / Katherine Bagley -- The great forgetting / Nicholas Carr -- The social life of genes / David Dobbs -- What our telescopes couldn't see / Pippa Goldschmidt -- A race to save the orange by altering its DNA / Amy Harmon -- A life-or-death situation / Robin Marantz Henig -- 23 and you / Virginia Hughes -- Why the brain prefers paper / Ferris Jabr -- O-rings / Sarah Stewart Johnson -- When animals mourn / Barbara J. King -- Where it begins / Barbara Kingsolver -- Danger! This mission to Mars could bore you to death! / Maggie Koerth-Baker -- The lost world / Elizabeth Kolbert -- Awakening / Joshua Lang -- Imagining the post-antibiotics future / Maryn McKenna -- The return of measles / Seth Mnookin -- Ants go marching / Justin Nobel -- TV as birth control / Fred Pearce -- The madness of the planets / Corey S. Powell -- Learning how to die in the Anthropocene / Roy Scranton -- Under water / Kate Sheppard -- Twelve ways of viewing Alaska's wild, white sheep / Bill Sherwonit -- The separating sickness / Rebecca Solnit -- Trapline / David Treuer -- The rebirth of Gorongosa / E.O. Wilson -- Bringing them back to life / Carl Zimmer.
Summary "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.
Subject Science -- Literary collections.
Nature -- Literary collections.
Nature. (OCoLC)fst01034561
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Literary collections. (OCoLC)fst01423811
Added Author Blum, Deborah, 1954- editor.
Bagley, Katherine.
Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-
Dobbs, David.
Goldschmidt, Pippa.
Harmon, Amy.
Henig, Robin Marantz.
Jabr, Ferris, 1987-
Johnson, Sarah Stewart.
King, Barbara, 1956-
Kingsolver, Barbara.
Koerth-Baker, Maggie, 1981-
Kolbert, Elizabeth.
Lang, Joshua, 1981-
McKenna, Maryn.
Mnookin, Seth.
Nobel, Justin, 1981-
Pearce, Fred.
Powell, Corey S., 1966-
Scranton, Roy, 1976-
Sheppard, Kate (Kathleen H.)
Sherwonit, Bill, 1950-
Solnit, Rebecca.
Treuer, David.
Wilson, Edward O.
Zimmer, Carl, 1966-
ISBN 9780544003392 (electronic book)
054400339X (electronic book)
1322140847 (electronic book)
9781322140841 (electronic book)
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