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Best American Science Writing 2001

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ISBN-10: 0060936487

ISBN-13: 9780060936488

Edition: 2002

Authors: Timothy Ferris, Jesse Cohen

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Timothy Ferris was born on August 29, 1944, in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 1966 and did graduate work from 1966-1967. Ferris is the author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way, for which he was awarded the American Institute of Physics Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; The Red Limit; The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe(s) Report; Galaxies; The Mind's Sky; The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, and other popular books on astronomy and physics. He has received the American Institute of Physics Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Prize, the Klumpke-Roberts Prize, and a Guggenheim…    

Introduction
Transparent Stratagems
More Than Meets the Eye
In Mandrill Society, Life Is a Girl Thing
Life Beyond Earth
The Small Planets
How Come the Quantum?
The Recycled Generation
The Genome Warrior
DNA on Trial
In the Company of Humans
Death of an Altruist
Darwin's Influence on Modern Though
Let Them Eat Fat
The He Hormone
John Rock's Error
The Mystery of AIDS in South Africa
The Virus and the Vaccine
Syphilis and the Shepherd of Atlantis
The Good Doctor
Running Dry
Welcome to Planet Earth
A Portrait of the Novelist as a Young Scientist
Science, Guided by Ethics, Can Lift Up the Poor
About the Contributors