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Elizabeth Kolbert, one of today's leading environmental journalists, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Bringing together promising new voices and prize-winning favorites, this collection is "a delight for any fan of popular science" (Publishers Weekly).
Elizabeth Kolbert was a political reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before joining the New Yorker in 1999. Her series on global warming, "The Climate of Man," was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe.
Tim Folger is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.
Table of Contents
|Faustian Economics: from Harper's Magazine||p. 1|
|The Ethics of Climate Change: from Scientific American||p. 11|
|Is Google Making Us Stupid?: from The Atlantic Monthly||p. 19|
|High-Tech Trash: from National Geographic||p. 30|
|Intel Inside: from Wired||p. 39|
|Blown Apart: from California||p. 49|
|Did Life Begin in Ice?: from Discover||p. 56|
|The Day Before Genesis: from Discover||p. 66|
|The Itch: from The New Yorker||p. 76|
|The Mushroom Cloud's Silver Lining: from Science||p. 94|
|Last of the Neanderthals: from National Geographic||p. 103|
|Virtual Iraq: from The New Yorker||p. 116|
|Chain Reaction: from Discover||p. 129|
|Wasteland: from Harper's Magazine||p. 135|
|Minds of Their Own: from National Geographic||p. 156|
|Back to the Future: from High Country News||p. 169|
|To Take Wildness in Hand: from Orion||p. 181|
|How We Evolve: from Seed||p. 192|
|Pop Psychology: from The Atlantic Monthly||p. 203|
|Contagious Cancer: from Harper's Magazine||p. 209|
|The Reality Tests: from Seed||p. 229|
|Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers: from The New York Review of Books||p. 241|
|Animalcules and Other Little Subjects: from Isotope||p. 256|
|Big Foot: from The New Yorker||p. 273|
|Red Is the New Green: from Outside||p. 293|
|Stayin' Alive: from Wired||p. 306|
|Contributors' Notes||p. 319|
|Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2008||p. 325|
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