The Best American Science Writing, 2012

The Best American Science Writing, 2012

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Baker & Taylor
Edited by a New York Times best-selling author, the co-founder of string field theory and popularizer of science, this annual collection of cutting-edge science spans the gamut of scientific inquiry, from biochemistry to evolutionary theory, and includes articles from a vast array of publications. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Best American Science Writing 2012 is yet another endlessly fascinating and mind-expanding installment of the popular science series that Kirkus Reviews calls, “Superb brain candy.” Edited by renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory, this collection contains the most engaging and provocative science writing of the year—gathering in one volume enthralling and eye-opening essays about the latest developments in biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics, evolutionary theory, cognition, and more.

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Kaku, a theoretical physicist, author, and co-founder of string field theory, collects the best American science writing published in 2012 in journals, magazines, and newspapers. The 22 articles have been selected because they have a "takeaway factor," provide deep insight into the human condition and people's place in the universe, are engaging, and have a point of view. They relate to the body, the environment, space, the universe, and the limits of science in relation to religion and societal issues, covering topics such as fighting cancer at the molecular and genetic level, infant exposure to x-rays, aging, the nature of the teenage brain, the link between biology and crime, the limits of intelligence and technology, quantum computers, the end of the Space Shuttle program, space tourism, the discovery of extra-solar planets, the Higgs particle, the concept of a multiverse, atheism, and mental illness. No index is provided. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Features cutting-edge scientific literature that explores topics ranging from biochemistry to evolutionary theory.

Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780062117915
Branch Call Number: 500 B4643 2012
Characteristics: xix, 277 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Jesse
Kaku, Michio


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