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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected - and most popular - of its kind. Book jacket.
Freeman Dyson, editor, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has contributed to the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, and biology. He is the author of numerous books, including Weapons and Hope, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984.
Table of Contents
|Visions of Space|
|The Believer from GQ||p. 3|
|One Giant Leap to Nowhere from The New York Times||p. 16|
|The Missions of Astronomy from The New York Review of Books||p. 23|
|Cosmic Vision from National Geographic||p. 32|
|Seeking New Earths from National Geographic||p. 40|
|Neurology Displacing Molecular Biology|
|Don't! from The New Yorker||p. 47|
|Out of the Past from Discover||p. 61|
|Brain Games from The New Yorker||p. 73|
|The Alpha Accipiter from Minnesota Conservation Volunteer||p. 99|
|Flight of the Kuaka from Living Bird||p. 106|
|Modern Darwins from National Geographic||p. 114|
|The Superior Civilization from The New York Review of Books||p. 122|
|Still Blue from National Geographic||p. 133|
|The Lazarus Effect from Discover||p. 144|
|Darwin's First Clues from National Geographic||p. 149|
|The Environment: Gloom and Doom|
|All You Can Eat from Orion||p. 161|
|A Formula for Disaster from Wired||p. 172|
|Not So Silent Spring from Conservation Magazine||p. 182|
|The Catastrophist from The New Yorker||p. 188|
|The Sixth Extinction? from The New Yorker||p. 202|
|The Environment: Small Blessings|
|Scraping Bottom from National Geographic||p. 229|
|A Life of Its Own from The New Yorker||p. 239|
|Purpose-Driven Life from The American Scholar||p. 259|
|The Monkey and the Fish from The New Yorker||p. 272|
|The Environment: Big Blessings|
|Graze Anatomy from OnEarth||p. 301|
|Hearth Surgery from The New Yorker||p. 311|
|Green Giant from The New Yorker||p. 334|
|India, Enlightened from OnEarth||p. 352|
|Contributors' Notes||p. 377|
|Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2009||p. 383|
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