Best Science Writing Online 2012

ISBN-10: 0374533342
ISBN-13: 9780374533342
Edition: 2012
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Description: Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011,The Best Science Writing Online 2012will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011,The Best Science Writing Online 2012will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and trailblazing scientific achievements and breakthroughs of 2011, along with elegant and thoughtprovoking new takes on favorite topics. This is the sixth anthology of online essays edited by Bora Zivkovic, the blogs editor atScientific American, and with each new edition, Zivkovic expands his fan base and creates a surge of excitement about upcoming compilations. Now everyone’s favorite collection will reach new horizons and even more readers. Guest-edited and with an introduction by the renowned science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette,The Best Science Writing Online 2012marries cutting-edge science with dynamic writing that will inspire us all.

Preface
Introduction
Somata
Make History, Not Vitamin C
Saving Ethiopia's "Church Forests,"
What It Feels Like for a Sperm
Incredible Journey
In the Shadows of Greatness
A View to a Kill in the Morning
It's Sedimentary, My Dear Watson
Menstruation Is Just Blood and Tissue You Ended Up Not Using
Joule's Jewel
Unraveling the Fear o' the Jolly Roger
Free Science, One Paper at a Time
Tinea Speaks Up: A Fairy Tale
Man Discovers a New Life-Form at a South African Truck Stop
Moon Arts: Fallen Astronaut
Science Metaphors: Resonance
Bombardier Beetles, Bee Purple, and the Sirens of the Night
Mpemba's Baffling Discovery
Romeo: A Lone Wolf's Tragedy in Three Acts
Rats, Bees, and Brains: The Death of the "Cognitive Map,"
Don't Panic: Sustainable Seafood and the American Outlaw
On Beards, Biology, and Being a Real American
. I Love Gin and Tonics
Adorers of the Good Science of Rock-Breaking
"I Feel the Percussive Roar on the Skin of My Face,"
Freedom to Riot
Inside the "Black Box" of Nuclear Power Plants
This Ain't Yo Mommas Muktuk
Chessboxing Is Fighting for Good Behavior
Mirror Images: Twins and Identity
Did the CIA Fake a Vaccination Campaign?
Free Will and Quantum Clones
Dear Emma B
Faster Than a Speeding Photon
Sunrise in the Garden of Dreams
Volts and Vespa: Buzzing About Photoelectric Wasps
How to Stop a Hurricane
Shakes on a Plane: Can Turbulence Kill You?
How Addiction Feels: The Honest Truth
Ten Million Feet upon the Stair
Woof! Living Boldly as a "Free-Range Aspergian,"
The Dodo Is Dead, Long Live the Dodo!
Sex and the Married Neurotic
Why Do Women Cry? Obviously It's So They Don't Get Laid
How to Take the Real Measure of a Man
The Origin and Extinction of Species
Genome Sequencing and Assembly, Shakespeare Style
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Natural Selection
The Renaissance Man
Fragmented Intimacies
The Human Lake
Acknowledgments

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