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The best American science and nature writing 2018

Kean, Sam, (editor,, author of introduction, etc.). Anderson, Ross, (author.). Detwiler, Jacqueline, (author.). Brickman, Sophie, (author.). Lanchester, John, (author.). Mukherjee, Siddhartha, (author.). Todd, Kim, (author.). Fox, Douglas, (author.). Mackinnon, J. B., (author.). Obama, Barack, (author.). Roberts, David, (author.). Dovey, Ceridwen, (author.). Kuehn, Caitlin, (author.). Kvinta, Paul, (author.). Rothman, Josjua, (author.). Solomon, Christopher, (author.). Adler, Kaytla Webley, (author.). Leven, Rahcel, (author.). Boyle, Rebecca, (author.). Brower, Kenneth, (author.). Felts, Susannah, (author.). Johnson, Steven, (author.). Passarello, Elena, (author.). Yong, Ed, (author.). Hagerty, arbara Bradley, (author.). Holland, Eva, (author.). Schulz, Kathryn, (author.).

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Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in the previous year, including works by such authors as Sophie Brickman, Barack Obama, and Eva Holland.
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Hood River County Library 500 BES 2018 (Text) 33892100564062 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/09/2018 Available -

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  • ISBN: 1328987809
  • ISBN: 9781328987808
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 336 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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General Note: "A Mariner original."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Transformative science: "We are not just resistors, we are transformers." Pleistocene park / Ross Anderson ; It'll take an army to kill the Emperor / Jacqueline Detwiler -- Part II: Rethining established science: "What do we want? Evidence-based science. When do we want it? After peer review." The squeeze : Silicon Valley reinvents the breast pump / Sophie Brickman ; The case against civilization / John Lanchester ; Cancer's invasion equation / Siddhartha Mukherjee ; The island wolves / Kim Todd -- Part III: Environmental science: "At the start of every disaster movie is a scientist being ignored." Firestorm / Douglas Fox ; Tragedy of the common / J. B. MacKinnon ; The irreversible momentum of clean energy / Barack Obama ; Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution - even the "green" ones / David Roberts -- Part IV: Profiles: "So bad, even the introverts are here." Dr. Space Junk unearths the cultural landscape of the cosmos / Ceridwen Dovey ; Of mothers and monkeys / Caitlin Kuehn ; David Haskell speaks for the trees / Paul Kvinta ; A science of the soul / Joshua Rothman ; The detective of Northern oddities / Christopher Solomon -- Part V. Political science: "I'm not a mad scientist - I'm absolutely furious." Female scientists report a horrifying culture of sexual assault / Kayla Webley Adler ; A behind-the-scenes look at Scott Pruitt's dysfunctional EPA / Rachel Leven -- Part VI: Space science: "It's not rocket science...(actually, some of it is)." Two stars slammed into each other and solved half of astronomy's problems. What comes next? / Rebecca Boyle ; The starship or the canoe / Kenneth Brower ; Astonish me : anticipating an eclipse in the age of information / Susannah Felts ; Greetings, E.T. (Please don't murder us.) / Steven Johnson ; Arabella (Araneus diadematus / Elena Passarello ; Tiny jumping spiders can see the moon / Ed Yong -- Part VII: Neuroscience and psychology: "Stop inhibiting my action potential" When your child is a psychopath / Barbara Bradley Hagerty ; Exposure therapy and the fine art of scaring the shit our of yourself on purpose / Eva Holland ; Fantastic beasts and how to rank them / Kathryn Schulz -- Contributors' notes -- Other notable science and nature writing of 2017.
Summary, etc.: Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in the previous year, including works by such authors as Sophie Brickman, Barack Obama, and Eva Holland.
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