The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (Paperback)

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The editors have assembled selections from a remarkable group of writers--from John McPhee to Oliver Sacks to Wendell Berry--whose work have appeared in such periodicals as "National Geographic, Science", and "The New Yorker".

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780618082957
SKU 30614214
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618082956
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
David Quammen
David Quammen was born in Cincinnati, studied at Yale, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He is best known for his 15-year science column, called "Natural Acts," in Outside magazine. He was a 1996 recipient of an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his essays and short fiction. He has also received the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing. Quammen's writing is acclaimed for its valuable and unusual combination of accuracy and accessibility. He does not, however, approve of the term "nature writing" to describe it; he prefers to say it contains a certain amount of landscape and nature observation, but also "politics, opinion, outrage, new journalism all sort of mixed together."
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"This volume in the Best American Writing series offers an eclectic, provocative collection of articles...."
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Annotation A member of Houghton Mifflin's Best American series, this inaugural anthology includes selections from National Geographic, Science, and Doubletake, which represent some of the finest science writing at the close of the 20th century.
Editors Note David Quammen, together with series editor Burkhard Bilger, has assembled a remarkable group of writers whose selections appeared in periodicals from National Geographic, Science, and The New Yorker to Puerto del Sol and Doubletake. Among the acclaimed writers represented in this volume are Richard Preston on "The Demon in the Freezer," John McPhee bidding "Farewell to the Nineteenth Century," Oliver Sacks remembering the "Brilliant Light" of his boyhood, and Wendell Berry going "Back to the Land."
Editors Note 2 With The Best American Science and Nature Writing, Houghton Mifflin expands its stellar Best American series with a volume that honors our long and distinguished history of publishing the best writers in these fields.| David Quammen, together with series editor Burkhard Bilger, has assembled a remarkable group of writers whose selections appeared in periodicals from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, SCIENCE, and THE NEW YORKER to PUERTO DEL SOL and DOUBLETAKE. Among the acclaimed writers represented in this volume are Richard Preston on "The Demon in the Freezer," John McPhee bidding "Farewell to the Nineteeth Century," Oliver Sacks remembering the "Brilliant Light" of his boyhood, and Wendell Berry going "Back to the Land." Also including such literary lights as Anne Fadiman, David Guterson, Edward Hoagland, Natalie Angier, and Peter Matthiessen, this new collection presents selections bound together by their timelessness.
Editors Note 3 Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Mariner Books
Series Part 2000
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