The Best American Science Writing 2011

Author(s): Rebecca Skloot


""The Best American Science Writing" series has been hailed as, contemporary science's best answers to ...eternal riddles". ("Fortune"); "praised for its breadth - It is rare to be offered such a diverse collection of science writing, ("Nature"); and appreciated for its intelligence and insight - The entire spectrum of science is covered with literary acumen here". ("Booklist"). Provocative and engaging, this latest entry in the series covers the full spectrum of scientific inquiry - from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy, to genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition. Edited by "The New York Times" bestselling author and award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot and her father, award-winning writer and poet Floyd Skloot, "The Best American Science Writing 2011" features articles from a wide variety of publications, providing a comprehensive overview of the year's most compelling, relevant, and exciting scientific developments.


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Rebecca Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine, and has worked as a correspondent for WNYC's Radiolab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, her debut book, was an a New York Times bestseller and was named a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick for Spring 2010, and awarded the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction. It is now being made into an HBO movie produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. Skloot served for eight years on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, where she was a vice president and judge, and she has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She currently gives talks on subjects ranging from bioethics to book proposals at conferences and universities nationwide. She lives in Chicago, Ilinoia, but regularly abandons city life to write in the hills of West Virginia, where she tends to find stray animals and bring them home. Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and fiction writer whose work has received three Pushcart Prizes, a Pen USA Literary Award, two Pacific NW Book Awards, an Independent Publishers Book Award, and two Oregon Book Awards. He is the author of seventeen books, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Poetry, American Scholar, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and Creative Nonfiction. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Beverly Hallberg.

General Fields

  • : 9780062091246
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : ECCO Press,U.S.
  • : 0.295
  • : September 2011
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rebecca Skloot
  • : Paperback
  • : 500
  • : 368