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The Best American science writing: 2005.


"The best science writing is clear, captivating, intelligent, provocative, imaginative, graceful, and funny when the humor is natural," states Alan Lightman in the introduction to this compilation. The editors have selected 27 articles as the best science writing published in 2004. The stories cover topics from the Mars Opportunity rover, to race and the human genome, to ruminations on robots and recipes. Authors include Oliver Sacks, writing for the New York Times, Jennifer Ackerman, for National Geographic, and Science News' own Ben Harder. His story on maggots, "Creepy-Crawly Care," was first published in the Oct. 23, 2004, Science News. The book includes brief biographies of the contributing authors and provides an engaging and educational overview of science reporting. Perennial, 2005, 300 p., paperback, $13.95.
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Title Annotation:book by Alan Lightman and Jesse Cohen
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 8, 2005
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