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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 by Mary Roach
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This was interesting, and a worthwhile read, but wasn't quite what I expected. I'm trying to become more science-literate, and am looking for a good annual anthology that will summarize some of the most important developments in science and medicine in layman's terms. This collection seems to focus more on quality of writing than on science per se: eight of the twenty-five pieces, for example, are reprints from The New Yorker and The Atlantic. I don't regret buying the book, but I'm definitely going to look at a few other anthologies before I decide which one to keep up with.
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