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The Best American Science Writing 2005 (Best American Science Writing)

by Alan Lightman

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7280398M
ISBN 100060726423
ISBN 109780060726423

This book contains within it the essay that turns up in every science writing anthology, “On Being the Right Size.” All science books get overtaken. You don’t normally read a science book twice — because it’s going to be out of date a year-and-a-half from now. For a decade, Ecco has published the most outstanding science writing in America, collected in highly acclaimed annual volumes edited by some of the most impressive and most important names in science and science writing today: James Gleick, Timothy Ferris, Matt Ridley, Oliver Sacks, Dava Sobel, Alan Lightman, Atul Gawande, Gina Kolata, Sylvia Nasar, and Natalie Angier.3/5(1).

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The Best American Science Writing Paperback – September 6, by Alan Lightman (Author), Jesse Cohen (Author) out of 5 stars 8 ratings. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from /5(8). I expected much more from The Best American Science Writingthe first volume of this apparently long-running series that I have read.

I had an appetite for a good number of brilliant, thought-provoking, awe-inspiring essays on modern science, but among the 26 pieces in this set I found just one great essay, and only four or five strong on /5.

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Natalie Angier defends agnosticism in a year. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 20 cm: Contents: Introduction / Alan Lightman --Greetings from the island of stability / Oliver Sacks --Isaac Newton's gravity / James Gleick --Whence the force of F = ma?/ Frank Wilczek --Einstein's compass / Peter Galison --Will compasses point south?/ William J.

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Topics covered in the book are current and relevant to our lives. The article, Climbing in the Redwoods by Richard Preston, introduces the reader to a sub-environment within our environment that only a handful of Reviews: The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction.

Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best pieces to publish.

Jennifer Kahn's "Stripped for Parts" was selected as the lead story of this year's Best American Science Writing because, as Dava Sobel, best-selling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, reveals, "it begins with one of the most arresting openings I have ever read."In "Columbia's Last Flight," William Langewiesche recounts the February 1,space shuttle tragedy/5.

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Among the contributors: Richard Presto/5. John Horgan (born ) is an American science journalist best known for his book The End of has written for many publications, including National Geographic, Scientific American, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and IEEE awards include two Science Journalism Awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Association.

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