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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003

by Richard Dawkins Tim Folger

The subjects include astronomy's new stars, archaeology, the Bible, 'terminal' ice, memory faults, Oliver Sacks, low carb diets, missile defense, the war on coyotes, and more.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005

by Tim Folger Jonathan Weiner

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005 includes pieces by Natalie Angier, Jared Diamond, Timothy Ferris, Malcolm Gladwell, Jerome Groopman, Bill McKibben, Sherwin B. Nuland, Jeffrey M. O'Brien, Oliver Sacks, Michael J. Sandel, William Speed Weed, and others.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007

by Richard Preston Tim Folger

This collection has a range of topics, from the farthest reaches of space to the world around us and to the secrets hidden in our own bodies. Some harmful impacts of science on the natural world is also mentioned.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010

by Tim Folger Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson, renowned physicist and public intellectual, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

by Mary Roach Tim Folger

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem, Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

by Tim Folger Dan Ariely

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 includes JEROME GROOPMAN, SY MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL BEHAR, DEBORAH BLUM, THOMAS GOETZ, DAVID EAGLEMAN, RIVKA GALCHEN, DAVID KIRBY, and others

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

by Tim Folger Siddhartha Mukherjee

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.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

by Tim Folger Deborah Blum

"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.

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