The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

by Dan Ariely, Tim Folger

Best-selling author and irrationality advocate Dan Ariely selects the year's best science and nature writing.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547799544
  • ISBN-10: 0547799543
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 10/02/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 1

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  • About the Book
    The Best American Series®
    First, Best, and Best-Selling

    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 twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

    The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 includes

    JEROME GROOPMAN, SY MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL BEHAR, DEBORAH BLUM, THOMAS GOETZ, DAVID EAGLEMAN, RIVKA GALCHEN, DAVID KIRBY, and others

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    "There is so much we don’t know, which leads us to make so many irrational decisions that we need scientists and science writers to share their inquiries and discoveries in welcoming and lucid prose. Stellar examples of just this sort of cogent and compelling writing sustains this invaluable and exciting series. This year’s guest editor, Ariely...kicks things off with a provocative introductory essay about how we can and should use science to improve our lives. His commanding and eye-opening selections run the gamut from the micro (gut biota) to the macro (global air pollution) and steadily ramp up our sense of awe and concern."
    -Booklist
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