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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 (Best American Science and Nature Writing #2001)

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Also an instant bestseller in the Best American series, this second annual Best American Science and Nature Writing volume, edited by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author, scientist, and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, promises to be another “eclectic, provocative collection” (Entertainment Weekly) that is both a science reader’s dream and a nature lover’s sustenance.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 10th 2001 by Mariner Books
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Kelly
Feb 16, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing
A great compilation for the science and nature nerd. Rapel over the edge of a volcano, go behind the politics of cataloging the first human genome, follow the development of an embryo from conception to birth. I totally geeked out on these stories, and also enjoyed their craft and description. I think I will read more of this series for sure!
Vince Darcangelo
Faves:

Edwin Dobb: "New Life in a Death Trap"

Jerome Groopman: "The Doubting Disease"

Verlyn Klinkenborg: "The Best Clock in the World"

Bill Joy: "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"

Val Plumwood: "Being Prey"

Gregg Easterbrook: "Abortion and Brain Waves"

Malcolm Gladwell: "Baby Steps"
Diana Michele
May 31, 2009 Diana Michele rated it really liked it
This contains an essay called "Becoming Food". One of the absolute best stories/reflections on what it means to be a part of the food chain. A true Australian croc vs. human tale.
Brendan  McAuliffe
May 11, 2012 Brendan McAuliffe rated it liked it
This one is more Nature than Science , but that's because it's Captain E.O.'s
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