Rebecca Skloot: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015



Ife death nd grim routine fill the day t Liberian ebola clinic by Sheri Fink was exactly that Nothing particularly shocking or new 2 stars No risky chances by Atul Gawande is Death by Tea a bit from his book Being Mortal Medicinend What Matters in the End Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, a 5 star book This piece is it in nutshell 5 stars Linux for lettuce by Lisa M Hamilton covers the issues round patenting seeds This is not simple subject there seems to be no good solution or compromise The idea of using the Creative Commons best known for computer Open Source code like Linux licensing model to create By Way Of A Wager a harbor for seed sharing outside the commercial sector is both Excellent if bit too long 4 stars Down by the river by Rowan Jacobsen is bout the restoration of the native ecology long the Colorado river near Yuma Wow What great success story 5 stars The empathy exams medical ctor writes her own script by Leslie Jamison had n interesting premise I don t care for the style in which it was written There were When Kingdom Comes a few good points but they were overshadowed by lot of dreck 2 stars The deepest dig by Brooke Jarvis very interesting piece bout the deep ecosystem how we re going to start mining it what it means to some of those nearby I wanted 4 stars Phineas Gage neuroscience s most famous patient by Sam Kean Interesting how one case can be so influential yet have so few verifiable facts There re several themes running through this Well worth reading even though I wasn t particularly interested in the case itself 4 stars At risk by Jourdan Imani Keith is The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, about minorities in the wilderness It s good side of the story to read bout lthough her effort didn t impress me It was short though 3 stars Desegregating wilderness by Jourdan Imani Keith didn t convince me I understand her concerns She s black female originally from the city feels white men Such a Dance are keeping the wilderness for themselves I think she s right in wanting to integrate wilderness into the cities but I don t thinkny specific sex or race is to blame for not doing it I d love it if city people understood the wilderness country life better I m disappointed that she s using her ideals to blame rather than solve in this piece She does work hard to solve by taking kids out to camp work in the woods in real life I guess she does better than she writes t least to me 2 stars Into the maelstrom by Eli Kintisch was n interesting look t the scientific community grappling with one small spect of climate change It lso shows how the popular story can change when politics gets involved Well worth read. In this year’s volume challenge us to consider the strains facing our planet nd its many species while never losing sight of the wonders we’re working to preserve for generations to come  The Best American Science nd Nature Writing 2015 includes Sheri Fink Atul Gawande Leslie Jamison Sam Kean Seth Mnookin Matthew Power Michael Specter nd others  REBECCA SKLOOT's La bte du marais award winning science writing hasppeared in the  New York Times Magazine and elsewhere Her book  The

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Unfortunately this was meh collection It ran heavy on eco How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and nature lighter on hard science The only physics essay that I can recall was bio essay on Higgs of particle fame Even that rticle felt thin Nothing on computers or jiggery pokery Internettery las At its best this series has blown my mind Geeking Out on 11C and opened up my horizons At its worstnd this 2015 edition was pretty bad it s just OK I mean it s never been BAD But the disappointment of non inspiration can be Et ainsi de suite acute Oh well obviously I ll readll the other editions I can get my hands on The Shoshoni Cookbook and I recommend you do too Threend Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís a half stars Some goodrticles but no physics or computer science or much hard science t ll Fabulous both the writing Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and the themes I read lot of science rticles but they re tiny percentage of those vailable the idea of good science editor picking the very best is just too good to pass up I originally came cross it because the 2013 edition was edited by Mary Roach favorite uthor A friend gave me this edition great place to start I ve heard of Skloot s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks but haven t read it yet I ve heard good things though This lso contains piece by Atul Gwande who I ve enjoyed reading Foreword by Tim Folger good intro Introduction by Rebecca Skloot long didn t dd much to Folger s foreword Waiting for light by Jake Abrahamson paints great picture of the problem lack of electric especially light in rural India mentions several ttempted solutions The current one sounds interesting but why should it work when so many others have failed How doescould it pply other places A science uthor must include the economic sustainability of the technology or it s just pipe dream This didn t so it is Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice a puff piece whining 1 star In deep by Burkhard Bilger isbout caving Wow I ve read some bout it before but never has the entirety been captured so well the people the challenges types of caves euipment This has it ll including ntibacterial underwear the dangers of fungus Wow Fantastic 5 stars A uestion of corvids by Sheila Webster Boneham is wandering look t the crow family Fun lmost poetic 3 stars The health effects of world without darkness by Rebecca Boyle doesn t have lot of hard data but there isn t The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank a lotpparently Artificial light has caused changes some The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins aren t good I wasn t thrilled with the overtones that the changes unless otherwise specified were bad though 3 stars Spotted hyena by Alison Hawthorne Deming was very short still managed to wanderimlessly Still it was interesting 3 stars The Best American Series   The next edition in series praised s “undeniably exuisite” Maria Popova  The Best American Science nd Nature Writing 2015 includes work from both ward winning writers Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and upnd coming voices in the field From Brooke Jarvis on deep ocean mining to Elizabeth Kolbert on New Zealand’s unconventional conservation strategies this is Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design a group that celebrates the growing diversity in sciencend nature writing like Altogether the writers honored.

Ing 4 stars The big kill by Elizabeth Kolbert is bout New Zealand s fight with mammals their determination to exterminate them why I thought our problems with invasive species were bad Oy Losing my sh trees fighting with Japanese honeysuckle garlic mustard multifloral rose re nothing compared to what they re dealing with 5 stars Digging through the world s oldest graveyard by Amy Maxmen is n interesting look t the trials of rchaeology It lso pushes getting the locals involved 4 stars One of kind by Seth Mnookin the power of social networking meets the genome project to figure out uniue diseases Unfortunately it s not miracle cure seems to take lot of money stature to work it 3 stars A pioneer s elusive s his particle by Dennis Overbye is n interesting look t Higgs 3 stars Blood in the sand by Matthew Power conservationism isn t for wimps This discusses the murder of one guy who tried to save leatherback turtles in Costa Rica The economic pressures re terrible though 4 stars Chasing Bayla by Sarah Schweitzer is bout the plight of whales mainly focusing on one man rescuing them from rope Awful 4 stars Partial recall by Michael Specter memory is very slippery s Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, are the ethics surrounding healing it 4 stars The citynd the sea by Meera Subramanian is NYC dealing with rising waters storms using nature to help stave off issues like hurricane Sandy while cleaning up the environment t the same time 4 stars Curious by Kim Todd what is curiosity why does it grip us so tightly sometimes Not enough science 3 stars The ftershocks by David Wolman is bout Italian scientists being criminally prosecuted for not properly warning people bout earthuakes Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende and brings up several important points from misunderstandings scientists to reporters to population to expectations We can t predict earthuakes yet still the Italian courts convicted scientists of not warning people properly Yeah you really need to read this the dangers of Sunday Supplement science the general idiocy of our litigious society 4 stars From billions to none by Barry Yeoman discusses the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon fairly well documented case that helped kick off our society s interest in conservation It was good but little too one sided for me It briefly mentions town covered in excrement from the passage of one flock how they stripped fields but glosses over these facts while concentrating on how men destroyed them out of greed 4 starsOverall this was The Abbeyville Way a very readable collection I m looking forward to getting others in the series eventually. Mmortal Life of Henrietta Lacks wasn instant  New York Times bestseller It was named best book of 2010 by than sixty media outlets including  Entertainment Weekly and NPR nd by the National Academies of Science Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciencemong others Skloot is currently writing book bout humans Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, animals sciencend ethics   TIM FOLGER series editor is A Shot at Love a contributing editort  Discover and writes bout science for several magazines.

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