The Best American Science Writing 2007

The Best American Science Writing 2007

ISBN-10:
0061345776
ISBN-13:
9780061345777
Pub. Date:
09/18/2007
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
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Overview

The Best American Science Writing 2007

Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and New York Times reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, The Best American Science Writing 2007 is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061345777
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Series: Best American Science Writing Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Gina Kolata     vii
The Theory of Everything     1
Manifold Destiny     15
Looking for the Lie     44
Face Blind     67
Stereo Sue     82
Probing a Mind for a Cure     106
A Depression Switch?     121
With Lasers and Daring, Doctors Race to Save a Young Man's Brain     136
Being There     144
God or Gorilla     158
The Score     186
Truth and Consequences     211
The Man on the Table Was 97, But He Devised the Surgery     223
Butterfly Lessons     234
In Ancient Fossils, Seeds of a New Debate on Warming     252
John Koza Has Built an Invention Machine     260
Mind Games     270
Schweitzer's Dangerous Discovery     287
Cooking for Eggheads     299
Hollywood's Science Guru     309
About the Contributors     317

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