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The best American science writing, 2010

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  • Creator editor, Jerome Groopman ; series editor, Jesse Cohen
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. New York : Ecco, [2010] ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 346 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9780061852510, 0061852511
  • OCLC ocn526068998

Contents

  • Introduction / Jerome Groopman -- The kindest cut / Larissa MacFarquhar -- The placebo problem / Steve Silberman -- Surgery for mental ills offers both hope and risk / Benedict Carey -- The truth about grit / Jonah Lehrer -- How to think, say, or do precisely the worst thing for any occasion / Daniel M. Wegner -- Friendship as a health factor / Jennifer Couzin-Frankel -- A life of its own / Michael Specter -- The orchid children / David Dobbs -- My genome, my self / Steven Pinker -- Test subjects who call the scientist Mom or Dad / Pam Belluck -- The famine fighter's last battle / Erik Stokstad -- Pesticides indicted in bee deaths / Julia Scott -- Disaster aversion / Rivka Galchen -- The sixth extinction? / Elizabeth Kolbert -- Are we still evolving? / Kathleen McAuliffe -- A most private evolution / Susan Milius -- Unpopular science / Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum -- An epidemic of fear / Amy Wallace -- The missions of astronomy / Steven Weinberg -- Decoding an ancient computer / Tony Freeth -- The deadly choices at Memorial / Sheri Fink -- So much to learn about the oceans from sand / Cornelia Dean

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