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Edited by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Groopman, The Best American Science Writing 2010 collects in one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Distinguished by new and impressive voices as well as some of the foremost names in science writingóDavid Dobbs, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Larissa MacFarquhar among them.
This 10th edition of the popular annual series, praised as superb brain candy by "Kirkus Reviews," is dedicated to collecting the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year.
|The Kindest Cut||p. 1|
|The Placebo Problem||p. 31|
|Surgery for Mental Ills Offers Both Hope and Risk||p. 45|
|The Truth About Grit||p. 52|
|How to Think, Say, or Do Precisely the Worst Thing for Any Occasion||p. 59|
|Friendship as a Health Factor||p. 71|
|A life of Its Own||p. 80|
|The Orchid Children||p. 102|
|My Genome, My Self||p. 124|
|Test Subjects Who Call the Scientist Mom or Dad||p. 147|
|The Famine Fighter's Last Battle||p. 153|
|Pesticides Indicted in Bee Deaths||p. 161|
|Disaster Aversion||p. 167|
|The Sixth Extinction?||p. 190|
|Are We Still Evolving?||p. 218|
|A Most Private Evolution||p. 232|
|Unpopular Science||p. 243|
|An Epidemic of Fear||p. 252|
|The Missions of Astronomy||p. 272|
|Decoding an Ancient Computer||p. 282|
|The Deadly Choices at Memorial||p. 293|
|So Much to Learn About the Oceans from Sand||p. 330|
|About the Contributors||p. 335|
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