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Best American Science Writing 2009

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ISBN-10: 0061431664

ISBN-13: 9780061431661

Edition: N/A

Authors: Natalie Angier, Jesse Cohen

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Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author Natalie Angier, The Best American Science Writing 2009 collects into one volume the premier science writing of the year. Distinguished by new and impressive voices as well as some of the foremost names in science writing-Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande among them-this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of where science has taken us-and where it is headed.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.Natale Angier is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the New York Times and a frequent contributor to many magazines. Her honors include the Lewis Thomas Award and the AAAS Science Journalism Award. Her books include Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell and The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life. She lives…    

Introduction
The Itch
Twitchy
The First Ache
A Journey Inside the Brain
The Truth About Autism
Blocking the Transmission of Violence
Reading the Wounds
A Cloud of Smoke
War! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing
Face-Offs of the Female Kind
Tough Lessons from Golden Rice
Back to the Future
A Tall, Cool Drink of . . . Sewage?
Contagious Cancer
Looking Up
Birdbrain
Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm
Hello, Hall
The Anonymity Experiment
The Sky Is Falling
Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs?
The Final Frontier
Perhaps Death Is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life
Evolutionists Flock to Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain
About the Contributors