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Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk,and Packing for Mars,this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.
Mary Roach, editor, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. She has written for National Geographic Wired, New Scientist, the New York Times Book Review, the journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, among others. She is a member of the Mars Institute's advisory board and a winner of the American Engineering Societies' Engineering Journalism Award, a category in which-let's be honest-she was the sole entrant.
Table of Contents
|The Organ Dealer: from Discover||p. 1|
|Nature's Spoils: from The New Yorker||p. 15|
|The Chemist's War: from Slate||p. 37|
|Fertility Rites: from The Atlantic||p. 42|
|The Brain That Changed Everything: from Esquire||p. 46|
|Emptying the Skies: from The New Yorker||p. 69|
|Fish Out of Water: from The New Yorker||p. 96|
|Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science: from The Atlantic||p. 112|
|Letting Go: from The New Yorker||p. 127|
|The Treatment: from The New Yorker||p. 157|
|Cosmic Blueprint of Life: 176 from Discover||p. 176|
|The (Elusive) Theory of Everything: from Scientific American||p. 186|
|Spectral Light: 191 from Orion||p. 191|
|The Spill Seekers: from Outside||p. 204|
|New Dog in Town: from Orion||p. 222|
|TahingaFall: from Popular Mechanics||p. 232|
|The First Church of Robotics: from the New York Times||p. 238|
|The Love That Dare Not Squawk Its Name: from the New York Times Magazine||p. 243|
|Could Time End"?: from Scientific American||p. 263|
|Sign Here If You Exist: from Ecotone||p. 274|
|Face-Blind: from The New Yorker||p. 291|
|Waste MGMT: from Wired||p. 306|
|The Whole Fracking Enchilada: from Orion||p. 315|
|The New King of the Sea: from Smithsonian||p. 319|
|The Killer in the Pool: from Outside||p. 329|
|Contributors' Notes||p. 353|
|Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2010||p. 358|
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