The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

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Title: The best American science and nature writing 2012
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Characteristics: xxii, 325 p. ;,21 cm
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Contents: pt. 1. Bacteria/microorganisms: The teeming metropolis of you / Brendan Buhler. Our body the ecosystem / Virginia Hughes. The peanut puzzle / Jerome Groopman
pt. 2. Animals: The long, curious, extravagant evolution of feathers / Carl Zimmer. How to hatch a dinosaur / Thomas Hayden. Faster, higher, squeakier / Michael Behar. The wipeout gene / Bijal P. Trivedi. Deep intellect / Sy Montgomery. Ants & the art of war / Mark W. Moffett
pt. 3. Humans (the good): The scent of your thoughts / Deborah Blum. Sleeping with the enemy / Elizabeth Kolbert. The touchy-feely (but totally scientific!) methods of Wallace J. Nichols / Michael Roberts
pt. 4. Humans (the bad): The feedback loop / Thomas Goetz. What you don't know can kill you / Jason Daley. Beautiful brains / David Dobbs. The brain on trial / David Eagleman
pt. 5. Society and environment: Crush point / John Seabrook. Ill wind / David Kirby. The city solution / Robert Kunzig
pt. 6. Technology: Test-tube burgers / Michael Specter. Mad science / Mark McClusky. Dream machine / Rivka Galchen. The crypto-currency / Joshua Davis
Mind vs. machine / Brian Christian
Additional Contributors: Folger, Tim
Ariely, Dan
ISBN: 0547799535
Branch Call Number: 500 23
Statement of Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Dan Ariely ; Tim Folger, series editor
Subject Headings: Technical writing Natural history Nature Science
Topical Term: Technical writing
Natural history
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