The Resource The best American science and nature writing 2018, edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean ; Tim Folger, series editor

The best American science and nature writing 2018, edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean ; Tim Folger, series editor

Label
The best American science and nature writing 2018
Title
The best American science and nature writing 2018
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean ; Tim Folger, series editor
Contributor
Author of introduction
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is one of the most exciting times in the history of science," New York Times-bestselling author Sam Kean proclaims in his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018. "Things aren't perfect by any means. But there are more scientists making more discoveries in more places about more things than ever before." The twenty-six pieces assembled here chart the full spectrum of those discoveries. From the outer reaches of space, to the mysteries of the human mind, to the changing culture in labs and universities across the nation, we see time and again the sometimes rocky, sometimes revelatory road to understanding, and along the way catch a glimpse of all that's left to learn
Member of
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
810.8/036
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6071.S3
LC item number
B46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kean, Sam
Series statement
The best American series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Nature
Label
The best American science and nature writing 2018, edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean ; Tim Folger, series editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Mariner original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Part I:
  • 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)."
  • Transformative science: "We are not just resistors, we are transformers."
  • 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
  • Pleistocene park
  • 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
  • Ross Anderson
  • Contributors' notes
  • Other notable science and nature writing of 2017
  • It'll take an army to kill the Emperor
  • Jacqueline Detwiler
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 336 pages
Isbn
9781328987808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053626527
  • 881889
  • (OCoLC)on1053626527
  • 881889
Label
The best American science and nature writing 2018, edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean ; Tim Folger, series editor
Publication
Note
"A Mariner original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Part I:
  • 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)."
  • Transformative science: "We are not just resistors, we are transformers."
  • 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
  • Pleistocene park
  • 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
  • Ross Anderson
  • Contributors' notes
  • Other notable science and nature writing of 2017
  • It'll take an army to kill the Emperor
  • Jacqueline Detwiler
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 336 pages
Isbn
9781328987808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053626527
  • 881889
  • (OCoLC)on1053626527
  • 881889

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