The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 by Amy Stewart

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Read The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 Online Free - Best-selling author Amy Stewart edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.



Title : The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016
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ISBN : 0544748999
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


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Tonstant rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2017

In these days of fake news and pseudoscience triumphant, it seems almost quaint to read actual science from real and accountable news sources, but it is still a worthy effort. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 is a collection of the best articles and essays from American newspaper...


Art rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2016

The usual mixed bag of two dozen science and nature essays. ***** five stars — Telescope Wars, by Kate Worth, which first published in Scientific American. Three big telescope projects with common goals around the world suffer because they cannot work together as a collective force, which would re...


Josh rated it ★★★★☆

October 13, 2017

I picked up this collection of essays with an interest in exploring current affairs pertaining to the scientific, the natural, the environmental, and so much more that was taking place in our world. After selecting one such essay, The Modern Moose by Amy Leach, to place on our discussion list for...


Melissa rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2016

Wonderfully curated collection of science writing by Amy Stewart, who chose pieces not just for the science but for the narrative as well. Wonderful reporting about ice in Greenland, the dubious evidence or lack thereof for bed-rest in pregnancy, why sports bras don't fit, the health hazards wome...


Melissa rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

I get this every year for Christmas from Santa. It's my must-read


Jeff rated it ★★★☆☆

August 12, 2017

Continuing on my collection of " The Best American " series, this, the Science collection, is a very strong collection. While not every story is a keeper or of particular interest to this reader, there are several standout articles that deliver the gold one hopes for in this type of reading, that...


Sally rated it ★★★★☆

April 23, 2017

An excellent collection of essays, only one or two that I felt weren't worth including. There is a practical or social justice angle to many of them.


Kirk rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

Great collection, may become a collector of the series. As a voracious reader of science articles, I was surprised by how many of these articles I had not yet read. Just False Gospel of AA / Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers / Siege of Miami / The Really Big One Which meant 16 fresh new science arti...


Mark rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2016

These annual compilations are always valuable to me, both as a reader and a science writing teacher at Carnegie Mellon. In this year's publication, edited by the nonfiction writer/novelist Amy Stewart, there are several standout articles, but I'll just mention four favorites. * The Siege of Miami,...


Alan rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2017

This is one of the best science and nature anthologies ever but it was a difficult read, not for the vocabulary but for the content. Many of the articles tell a story of dire situations, which are eye-opening but also depressing when read one after another. Gretel Ehrlich's article, Rotten Ice, d...





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