Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

ISBN-10: 0547350635

ISBN-13: 9780547350639

Edition: 2011

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Mary Roach was born and raised in Etna, New Hampshire. She has a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years as a free-lance copy editor before she landed a job at the San Francisco Zoological Society turning out press releases. She then moved on to write humor pieces for such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and Sports Illustrated. Her article "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, in 1995. In 1996, her article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award. She published several books such as Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003) and Packing for Mars (2010).

TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.

Foreword
Introduction
The Organ Dealer: from Discover
Nature's Spoils: from The New Yorker
The Chemist's War: from Slate
Fertility Rites: from The Atlantic
The Brain That Changed Everything: from Esquire
Emptying the Skies: from The New Yorker
Fish Out of Water: from The New Yorker
Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science: from The Atlantic
Letting Go: from The New Yorker
The Treatment: from The New Yorker
Cosmic Blueprint of Life: 176 from Discover
The (Elusive) Theory of Everything: from Scientific American
Spectral Light: 191 from Orion
The Spill Seekers: from Outside
New Dog in Town: from Orion
TahingaFall: from Popular Mechanics
The First Church of Robotics: from the New York Times
The Love That Dare Not Squawk Its Name: from the New York Times Magazine
Could Time End"?: from Scientific American
Sign Here If You Exist: from Ecotone
Face-Blind: from The New Yorker
Waste MGMT: from Wired
The Whole Fracking Enchilada: from Orion
The New King of the Sea: from Smithsonian
The Killer in the Pool: from Outside
Contributors' Notes
Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2010
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