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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

ISBN-10: 0547799535

ISBN-13: 9780547799537

Edition: 2012

Authors: Dan Ariely, Tim Folger

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Best-selling author ofPredictably Irrationaland The Upside of Irrationality, Dan Ariely selects the year's top science and nature writing, carrying readers into fresh, new worlds in this collection that brings together the best from a variety of fascinating fields.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dan Ariely was born in 1968 in New York, but he grew up in Israel. He was a physics and mathematics major at Tel Aviv University but later switched to philosophy. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in business from Duke University. He has taught at numerous universities including MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT's Media Lab, and Duke University. He is considered one of the leading behavioral economists. His work has been featured in several scholarly journals in the areas of psychology, economics, neuroscience, medicine and business. He has also been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Scientific American. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and has appeared on CNN and CNBC. He is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home, and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves.

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

Foreword
Introduction
Bacteria/Microorganisms
The Teeming Metropolis of You: from California Magazine
Our Body the Ecosystem: from Popular Science
The Peanut Puzzle: from The New Yorker
Animals
The Long, Curious, Extravagant Evolution of Feathers: from National Geographic
How to Hatch a Dinosaur: from Wired
Faster. Higher. Squeakier.: from Outside
Trivedi. The Wipeout Gene: from Scientific American
Deep Intellect: from Orion
Moffett. Ants & the Art of War: from Scientific American
Humans (the Good)
The Scent of Your Thoughts: from Scientific American
Sleeping with the Enemy: from The New Yorker
The Touchy-Feely (but Totally Scientific!) Methods of Wallace J. Nichols: from Outside
Humans (the Bad)
The Feedback Loop: from Wired
What You Don't Know Can Kill You: from Discover
Beautiful Brains: from National Geographic
The Brain on Trial: from The Atlantic
Society and Environment
Crush Point: from The New Yorker
Ill Wind: from Discover
The City Solution: from National Geographic
Technology
Test-Tube Burgers: from The New Yorker
Mad Science: from Wired
Dream Machine: from The New Yorker
The Crypto-Currency: from The New Yorker
Mind vs. Machine: from The Atlantic
Contributors' Notes
Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2011