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Best American Science and Nature Writing

Best American Science and Nature Writing - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618082957

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ISBN13: 978-0618082957
ISBN10: 0618082956
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2000
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Best American Science and Nature Writing - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618082957

David Quammen and Burkhard Bilger

ISBN13: 978-0618082957
ISBN10: 0618082956
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

With The Best American Science & Nature Writing, Houghton Mifflin expands its stellar Best American series with a volume that honors our long & distinguished history of publishing the best writers in these fields. David Quammen, together with series editor Burkhard Bilger, has assembled a remarkable group of writers whose selections appeared in periodicals from National Geographic, Science, & The New Yorker to Puerto del Sol & Doubletake. Among the acclaimed writers represented in this volume are Richard Preston on ''The Demon in the Freezer,'' John McPhee bidding ''Farewell to the Nineteeth Century,'' Oliver Sacks remembering the ''Brilliant Light'' of his boyhood, & Wendell Berry going ''Back to the Land.'' Also including such literary lights as Anne Fadiman, David Guterson, Edward Hoagland, Natalie Angier, & Peter Matthiessen, this new collection presents selections bound together by their timelessness.

Author Bio

David Quammen has received the National Magazine Award twice, for science essays and other work in Outside, for which he wrote a monthly column for fifteen years. Burkhard Bilger is a senior editor at Discover and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, and other periodicals.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword ix Introduction: The Vine-Tree by David Quammen xiii Natalie Angier. Men, Women, Sex, and Darwin 1 from The New York Times Magazine Wendell Berry. Back to the Land 14 from The Amicus Journal Richard Conniff. Africa''s Wild Dogs 22 from National Geographic Paul De Palma. http://www.when_is_enough_enough?.com 34 from The American Scholar Helen Epstein. Something Happened 48 from The New York Review of Books Aanne Fadiman. Under Water 63 from The New Yorker Atul Gawande. The Cancer-Cluster Myth 67 from The New Yorker Brian Hayes. Clock of Ages 75 from The Sciences Edward Hoagland. That Sense of Falling 87 from Preservation Judith Hooper. A New Germ Theory 91 from The Atlantic Monthly Wendy Johnson. Heavy Grace 114 from Tricycle Ken Lamberton. The Wisdom of Toads 116 from Puerto del Sol Peter Matthiessen. The Island at the End of the Earth 125 from Audubon Cullen Murphy. Lulu, Queen of the Camels 135 from The Atlantic Monthly Richard Preston. The Demon in the Freezer 150 from The New Yorker Oliver Sacks. Brilliant Light 179 from The New Yorker Hampton Sdes. This Is Not the Place 209 from DoubleTake Craig b. Stanford. Gorilla Warfare 235 from The Sciences Gary Taubes. String Theorists Find a Rosetta Stone 245 from Science Contributors'' Notes 257 Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 1999 261
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