The Best American Science Writing 2008

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Edited by Sylvia Nasar, bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind and former economics correspondent for the New York Times, The Best American Science Writing 2008 brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Distinguished by the foremost voices and publications—among them Pulitzer Prize-winner Amy Harmon, Nobel Prize–winner Al Gore, and award-winning and bestselling author Oliver Sacks—this anthology is a comprehensive overview of our most advanced and most relevant ...

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Overview

Edited by Sylvia Nasar, bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind and former economics correspondent for the New York Times, The Best American Science Writing 2008 brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Distinguished by the foremost voices and publications—among them Pulitzer Prize-winner Amy Harmon, Nobel Prize–winner Al Gore, and award-winning and bestselling author Oliver Sacks—this anthology is a comprehensive overview of our most advanced and most relevant scientific inquiries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061340413
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Series: Best American Science Writing Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 5.22 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Nasar is the author of A Beautiful Mind. A former economics correspondent for the New York Times, she is the Knight Professor of Journalism at Columbia University.

Jesse Cohen is a writer and freelance editor. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents


Introduction Sylvia Nasar vii Facing Life with a Lethal Gene Amy Harmon 1 An Error in the Code Richard Preston 17
23andMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics Thomas Goetz 35 Evolved for Cancer? Carl Zimmer 54 How NIH Misread Hormone Study in 2002 Tara Parker-Pope 65 Psychiatrists, Children, and Drug Industry's Role Gardiner Harris Benedict Carey Janet Roberts 71 After Sanctions, Doctors Get Drug Company Pay Gardiner Harris Janet Roberts 81 Dr. Drug Rep Daniel Carlat 89 When Is a Pain Doctor a Drug Pusher? Tina Rosenberg 105 What's Normal? Jerome Groopman 130 Supply, Demand, and Kidney Transplants Sally Satel 145 The Abyss Oliver Sacks 160 Muscle Memory Ben McGrath 182 Duped Margaret Talbot 196 The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis Stephen S. Hall 222 Moving Beyond Kyoto Al Gore 244 Beneath Booming Cities, China's Future Is Drying Up Jim Yardley 249 In China, a Lake's Champion Imperils Himself Joseph Kahn 258 Sowing for Apocalypse John Seabrook 271 About the Contributors 301
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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    For the Curious!

    This is the second volume I've purchased and read. The writing is always top-notch, and great for a person like me who is interested in scientific topics but who does not have a strong, specific scientific background. I particularly enjoyed the essays "Facing Life With a Lethal Gene" and "The Abyss." I did find the 2008 edition somewhat less diverse than the 2007 edition, but the editor indicated in the introduction that the themes selected were more narrowly focused.

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