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Best American Science Writing 2008

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ISBN-10: 0061340413

ISBN-13: 9780061340413

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sylvia Nasar, Jesse Cohen

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Edited by Sylvia Nasar, bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind and former economics correspondent for the New York Times, The Best American Science Writing 2008 brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Distinguished by the foremost voices and publications-among them Pulitzer Prize-winner Amy Harmon, Nobel Prize-winner Al Gore, and award-winning and bestselling author Oliver Sacks-this anthology is a comprehensive overview of our most advanced and most relevant scientific inquiries.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

Sylvia Nasar is an economic correspondent for the New York Times. She was born in Germany and earned her master's degree in Economics from NYU in 1976. She is an economist and author who is best known for her nonfiction book, A Beautiful Mind. The book is a biography of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr. Nasar's book details Nash's rise, decline into mental illness, recovery, and winning of the Nobel Prize for Economics.

Introduction
Facing Life with a Lethal Gene
An Error in the Code
23andMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics
Evolved for Cancer?
How NIH Misread Hormone Study in 2002
Psychiatrists, Children, and Drug Industry's Role
After Sanctions, Doctors Get Drug Company Pay
Dr. Drug Rep
When Is a Pain Doctor a Drug Pusher?
What's Normal?
Supply, Demand, and Kidney Transplants
The Abyss
Muscle Memory
Duped
The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis
Moving Beyond Kyoto
Beneath Booming Cities, China's Future Is Drying Up
In China, a Lake's Champion Imperils Himself
Sowing for Apocalypse
About the Contributors