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The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2019

The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2019

The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2019

The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2019


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Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

“Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is what makes excellent science and nature writing essential,” observes New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery. “Science and nature writing are how we share the truth about the universe with the people of the world.” And collected here are truths about nearly every corner of the universe. From meditations on extinction, to the search for alien life, to the prejudice that infects our medical system, the pieces in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing seek to bring to the people stories of some of the most pressing issues facing our planet, as well as moments of wonder reflecting the immense beauty our natural world offers.

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ISBN-13: 9781328519009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Best American Science and Nature Writing Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 208,141
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

In addition to researching films, articles, and over twenty books, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film Prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with her husband, Howard Mansfield, and their border collie, Thurber.
Twitter: @SyTheAuthor.     


Hancock, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1958

Place of Birth:

Frankfurt, Germany


Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979

Table of Contents

SY MONTGOMERY: Introduction
PHILIP BALL: A Compassionate Substance
REBECCA BOYLE: The Search for Alien Life Begins in Earth’s Oldest Desert
PETER BRANNEN: Glimpses of a Mass Extinction in Modern-Day Western New York
CHRIS COLIN: This Sand Is Your Sand
DOUGLAS FOX: The Brain, Reimagined
CONNOR GEARIN: Little Golden Flower-Room: On Wild Places and Intimacy
BEN GOLDFARB: The Endling: Watching a Species Vanish in Real Time
GARY GREENBERG: What If the Placebo Effect Is Not a Trick?
JEREMY HANCE: The Great Rhino U-Turn
HOLLY HAWORTH: The Fading Stars: A Constellation
EVA HOLLAND: Saving Baby Boy Green
APRICOT IRVING: The Fire at Eagle Creek
ROWAN JACOBSEN: Deleting a Species
BROOKE JARVIS: The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
MATT JONES: No Heart, No Moon
KEVIN KRAJICK: The Scientific Detectives Probing the Secrets of Ancient Oracles
J. B. MACKINNON: You Really Don’t Want to Know What It’s Like to Be a Right Whale These Days
BILL MCKIBBEN: How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
REBECCA MEAD: The Story of a Face
MOLLY OSBERG: How to Not Die in America
JOSHUA ROTHMAN: Why Paper Jams Persist
JORDAN MICHAEL SMITH: The Professor of Horrible Deeds
SHANNON STIRONE: Welcome to the Center of the Universe
LINDA VILLAROSA: The Hidden Toll: Why Are Black Mothers and Babies in the United States Dying at More Than Double the Rate of White Mothers and Babies? The Answer Has Everything to Do with the Lived Experience of Being a Black Woman in America
ED YONG: When the Next Plague Hits
ILANA YURKIEWICZ: Paper Trails: Living and Dying with Fragmented Medical Records

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