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 th ...show moreis 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00
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