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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
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This anthology collects some of the year's best science and nature writing—from climate change to killer beetles, an exposé of nail salons, and more. As guest editor Amy Stewart says in her introduction, "science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten...But at the end of the day, we're all writers. We're just like novelists, memoirists, and poets. We're entertainers." The writers in this anthology pull off that wonderful feat of turning hard research into page-turning narrative. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others.

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        TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.

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Science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten," notes guest editor Amy Stewart in her introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016. "But at the end of the day, we're all writers . . . We're here to play for the folks." The writers in this anthology brought us the year's highest notes in the genre. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others

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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others.

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        Award-winning author Stewart (The Drunken Botanist; Wicked Plants) guest edits the latest version of this annual publication. She praises the quality and entertainment value of the selected works, chosen from both print and online publications. Some writings address serious environmental problems, such as Gretel Ehrlich's "Rotten Ice," a sobering essay describing the rapidly melting Arctic ice sheet in Greenland, a development that threatens the native peoples who rely upon the ice for subsistence hunting. Some pieces shed light on overlooked topics; for instance, Rose Eveleth's "Why Are Sports Bras So Terrible?" reveals why sports bras are designed as they are and the resulting consequences: they are ill-fitting and painful and can even cause nerve damage in some cases. Other entries are macabre yet crafted in a poetic and even beautiful manner, such as Chelsea Biondolillo's "Back to the Land" and Gaurav Raj Telhan's "Begin Cutting: Education by Knife." Overall, Stewart successfully continues the anthology's tradition with her selection of diverse and provocative entries. VERDICT Recommended for anyone with an interest in science. A fine addition to public libraries.--Dave Pugl, Ela Area P.L., Lake Zurich, IL

        Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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