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Best-selling author of Predictably Irrationaland The Upside of Irrationality, Dan Ariely selects the year's top science and nature writing, carrying readers into fresh, new worlds in this collection that brings together the best from a variety of fascinating fields.
Dan Ariely, editor, is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointment at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Congnitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economic, and the School of Medicine. Ariely is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational. The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.
Table of Contents
|The Teeming Metropolis of You: from California Magazine||p. 3|
|Our Body the Ecosystem: from Popular Science||p. 8|
|The Peanut Puzzle: from The New Yorker||p. 16|
|The Long, Curious, Extravagant Evolution of Feathers: from National Geographic||p. 29|
|How to Hatch a Dinosaur: from Wired||p. 35|
|Faster. Higher. Squeakier.: from Outside||p. 44|
|Trivedi. The Wipeout Gene: from Scientific American||p. 53|
|Deep Intellect: from Orion||p. 65|
|Moffett. Ants & the Art of War: from Scientific American||p. 78|
|Humans (the Good)|
|The Scent of Your Thoughts: from Scientific American||p. 89|
|Sleeping with the Enemy: from The New Yorker||p. 97|
|The Touchy-Feely (but Totally Scientific!) Methods of Wallace J. Nichols: from Outside||p. 119|
|Humans (the Bad)|
|The Feedback Loop: from Wired||p. 131|
|What You Don't Know Can Kill You: from Discover||p. 145|
|Beautiful Brains: from National Geographic||p. 156|
|The Brain on Trial: from The Atlantic||p. 167|
|Society and Environment|
|Crush Point: from The New Yorker||p. 189|
|Ill Wind: from Discover||p. 206|
|The City Solution: from National Geographic||p. 217|
|Test-Tube Burgers: from The New Yorker||p. 229|
|Mad Science: from Wired||p. 245|
|Dream Machine: from The New Yorker||p. 258|
|The Crypto-Currency: from The New Yorker||p. 276|
|Mind vs. Machine: from The Atlantic||p. 289|
|Contributors' Notes||p. 315|
|Other Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2011||p. 321|
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