The Best Science Writing Online 2012

The Best Science Writing Online 2012

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, "The Best Science Writing Online 2012" will change the way we think about science -- from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates -- Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and trailblazing scientific achievements and breakthroughs of 2011, along with elegant and thought-provoking new takes on favourite topics -- This is the sixth anthology of online essays edited by Bora Zivkovic, the blogs editor at Scientific American, and with each new edition, Zivkovic expands his fan base and creates a surge of excitement about upcoming compilations -- Now everyone's favourite collection will reach new horizons and even more readers -- Guest-edited and with an introduction by the renowned science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette, "The Best Science Writing Online 2012" marries cutting-edge science with dynamic writing that will inspire us all.
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374533342
0374533342
Branch Call Number: 500 BEST ONLINE
Characteristics: xv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Zivkovic, Bora
Ouellette, Jennifer

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srmechs Jun 22, 2013

This is a collection of blogs published online this in 2012. The selections are short, well written and readable chosen from 720 submissions. I found it fascinating – it introduced me to subjects I never would have encountered otherwise and deepened my understanding of others. The range of topics is immediately clear. The first 4 titles are:
Somata [ a cosmic poem]
Make History, Not Vitamin C
Saving Ethiopia’s “Church Forests”
What It Feels Like for a Sperm
I don’t have time to follow blogs, not even the others of the 2 that I found most useful. But I will certainly look for future editions of this collections starting this time next year.

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