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Product Description: The Best American Series   The next edition in a series praised as “undeniably exquisite” (Maria Popova), The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes work from both award-winning writers and up-and-coming voices in the field...read more
By Rebecca Skloot (editor)

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9780544286740 | Mariner Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The Best American Series   The next edition in a series praised as “undeniably exquisite” (Maria Popova), The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 includes work from both award-winning writers and up-and-coming voices in the field.

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Product Description: Energy scholar Vaclav Smil wrote in 2003, “Tug at any human use of energy and you will find its effects cascading throughout society.” Too often public discussions of energy-related issues become gridlocked in debates concerning cost, environmental degradation, and the plausibility (or implausibility) of innovative technologies...read more
By Kyhl Lyndgaard (editor)

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9780896729285 | Texas Tech Univ Pr, July 1, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Energy scholar Vaclav Smil wrote in 2003, “Tug at any human use of energy and you will find its effects cascading throughout society.

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Product Description: “Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings“A stimulating compendium...read more
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780544003422 | Mariner Books, October 7, 2014, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “Undeniably exquisite .

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Product Description: Pulitzer Prize–winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.
By Tom Folger (foreword by) and Siddhartha Mukherjee (editor)

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9780544003439 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2013, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Pulitzer Prize–winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering must-read articles from a wide array of fields.

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Product Description: In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it. He demonstrates that the imaginative component of string theory is both integral and indispensable to it as a scientific discourse...read more

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9780472118663 | Univ of Michigan Pr, March 18, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it.

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Product Description: The Best American Series®First, Best, and Best-SellingThe 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...read more
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780547799537 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 2, 2012), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The Best American Series®First, Best, and Best-SellingThe Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Mary Roach (editor)

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9780547350639 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 4, 2011), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Freeman Dyson, renowned physicist and public intellectual, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780547327846 | Original edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Freeman Dyson, renowned physicist and public intellectual, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

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Product Description: Elizabeth Kolbert, one of today's leading environmental journalists, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Bringing together promising new voices and prize-winning favorites, this collection is "a delight for any fan of popular science" (Publishers Weekly)...read more
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780547002590 | Original edition (Mariner Books, October 8, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Elizabeth Kolbert, one of today's leading environmental journalists, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the nineteenth century this division was not recognized. As the scientist John Tyndall pointed out, not only were science and literature both striving to better "man's estate", they shared a common language and cultural heritage. The quest for "origins", the nature of the relationship between society and the individual, and what it meant to be human were subjects that occupied both the writing of scientists and novelists. This anthology brings together a generous selection of scientific and literary material to explore the exchanges and interactions between them. Fed by a common imagination, scientists and creative writers alike used stories, imagery, style, and structure to convey their meaning, and to produce works of enduring power. It includes writing by Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin, Sir Humphry Davy, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Michael Faraday, Thomas Malthus, Louis Pasteur, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Mark Twain and many others. Also included are introductions and notes to guide the reader.
By Laura Otis (editor)

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9780199554652 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 3, 2009), cover price $19.95
9780192839794 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 26, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the nineteenth century this division was not recognized.

Product Description: Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works...read more
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780618082971 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2002, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618134786 | Mariner Books, October 15, 2002, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9781439566091 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 20, 2008), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction.

Product Description: In his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003, Richard Dawkins asks, "What is it about science that really gets your blood running?" The authors of the twenty-nine pieces chosen for this volume all offer "eclectic, provocative" answers (Entertainment Weekly)...read more
By Tim Folger (editor)

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9780618178919 | Houghton Mifflin, October 10, 2003, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618178926 | Mariner Books, October 10, 2003, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9781439566107 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 20, 2008), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: In his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003, Richard Dawkins asks, "What is it about science that really gets your blood running?
9780613916011, titled "Best American Science And Nature Writing 2003" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2003, cover price $24.60 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
By Tim Folger (editor) and Richard Preston (editor)

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9780618722242 | Houghton Mifflin, October 10, 2007, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618722310 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, October 10, 2007), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9781439566459 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 20, 2008), cover price $23.00 | also contains The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007

Product Description: In his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, Brian Greene writes that "science needs to be recognized for what it is: the ultimate in adventure stories."The twenty-five pieces in this year's collection take you on just such an adventure...read more
By Tim Folger (editor) and Brian Greene (editor)

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9780618722211 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 11, 2006), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618722228 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 11, 2006), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9781439566442 | 1 reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 20, 2008), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, Brian Greene writes that "science needs to be recognized for what it is: the ultimate in adventure stories.

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Product Description: “The articles . . . draw the reader more tightly into the web of the world. They forge links in unexpected ways. They connect us to nature and to each other, and those connections nourish the intellect and uplift the spirit.”—Jerome Groopman, M...read more
By Jerome Groopman (editor)

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9780618834464 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2008, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “The articles .

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9780618834471 | Houghton Mifflin, October 8, 2008, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: “The articles .

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Product Description: This book is a collection of creative pieces―poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts―that give shape to mathematical and scientific content. This book portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences...read more
By Chandler Davis (editor), Marjorie Wikler Senechal (editor) and Jan Zwicky (editor)

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9781568814445 | A K Peters Ltd, October 8, 2008, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: This book is a collection of creative pieces―poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts―that give shape to mathematical and scientific content.

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Product Description: New Zealand’s top writers and physicists collaborate to create a provocative and fascinating discussion on the most strange and fantastic aspects of physics. With topics that include the curvature of space time, wave particle duality, the untimely death of Schrodinger's cat, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, dark energy, and the end of the universe, this extraordinary guide artfully blends philosophy and literature with science...read more
By Paul Callaghan (editor) and Bill Manhire (editor)

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9780864735140 | Victoria Univ Pr, April 1, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: New Zealand’s top writers and physicists collaborate to create a provocative and fascinating discussion on the most strange and fantastic aspects of physics.

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The latest anthology of the finest science writing is edited by the author of The Beak of the Finch and features an eclectic array of works by notable authors--including Sherwin B. Nuland, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, and others--on everything from the mysteries of genetics to the latest advances in human intelligence. Simultaneous.
By Jonathan Weiner (editor)

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9780618273416 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2005, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618273430 | Mariner Books, October 5, 2005, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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The latest anthology of the finest science writing is edited by the best-selling author of How the Mind Works and features an eclectic array of works by notable authors--including Gregg Easterbrook, Atul Gawande, Peggy Orenstein, Jonathan Rauch, Chet Raymo, and Nicholas Wade--on everything from the origins of the universe to the latest advances in artificial intelligence.
By Steven Pinker (editor)

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9780618246977 | Houghton Mifflin, October 14, 2004, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618246984 | Mariner Books, October 14, 2004, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9781417717095 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $25.80 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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An incisive collection of stories, poems, essays, and artwork analyzes how evolution connects people to the natural world and how the idea of progress projects a destination that can help people appreciate their place in the world.
By Wandee J. Pryor (editor) and David Rothenberg (editor)

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9780262182355 | Mit Pr, June 1, 2004, cover price $7.75 | About this edition: An incisive collection of stories, poems, essays, and artwork analyzes how evolution connects people to the natural world and how the idea of progress projects a destination that can help people appreciate their place in the world.

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9780262528719 | Mit Pr, April 30, 2004, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The theory of evolution connects us to the natural world, explaining how and why we are a part of nature.

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780613916004 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2002, cover price $24.60 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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The latest anthology of the finest science writing to be published in 2000 is edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, scientist, and naturalist and features an ecclectic array of works by notable authors on everything from the latest advances in physics to the wonders of the natural world. Simultaneous. 40,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Edward O. Wilson (editor)

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9780618082964 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618153596 | Mariner Books, October 10, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

The second in an annual collection of the best science writing includes articles on biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics, evolutionary theory, cognition, and other fascinating topics, by John Updike, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Preston, Tracy Kidder, Alan Lightman, Natalie Angier, and other distinguished contributors. (view table of contents)
By Jesse Cohen (editor) and Timothy Ferris

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9780066211640 | Ecco Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | also contains Banjo-Tooie: Prima's Official Strategy Guide | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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