The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, edited by Steven Pinker, is another "provocative and thoroughly enjoyable [collection] from start to finish" (Publishers Weekly). Here is the best and newest on science and nature: the psychology of suicide terrorism, desperate measures in surgery, the weird world of octopuses, Sex Week at Yale, the linguistics of click languages, the worst news about cloning, and much more.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618246984

  • ISBN-10: 0618246983

  • Pages: 240

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 10/14/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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Series edited by

Tim Folger

TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. He lives in New Mexico.
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Edited by

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker, Chair of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He has also taught at Stanford and MIT. His research on visual cognition and the psychology of language has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the American Psychological Association. He has also received six honorary doctorates, several teaching awards, and numerous prizes for his books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate. He is currently Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association, and writes frequently for The New Republic, The New York Times, and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year, and is listed in Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine’s “The World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals” and in Time magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” His latest book is The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature.
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Available Resources

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618246984

  • ISBN-10: 0618246983

  • Pages: 240

  • Price: $14.95

  • Publication Date: 10/14/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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