The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 Paperback – Oct 1 2012
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The Best American Series(r)
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.
"The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012" includes
JEROME GROOPMAN, SY MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL BEHAR, DEBORAH BLUM, THOMAS GOETZ, DAVID EAGLEMAN, RIVKA GALCHEN, DAVID KIRBY, and others
Dan Ariely, editor, is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine. Ariely is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Predictably Irrational," "The Upside of Irrationality," and "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty." Dan splits his time between Durham, North Carolina, and the rest of the world.
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About the Author
Dan Ariely, author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.
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As can be expected each of the articles is very well written and completely engaging. They come from sources like the National Geographic, Science, Nature, and Wired. Most of the authors are journalists, although there are a couple of authors who are professional scientists.
The emphasis of the articles is on the social sciences-- there's nothing at all on recent physics discoveries. If you have an interest in the social sciences, and enjoy Dan Ariely's work then you'll find this selection to your pleasing. There's enough variability in the articles that you'll probably learn something new too-- I know I've certainly been learning a lot.
In sum, I'd say that it's an inspiring collection of articles. The editor did a great job, and I will continue to read the series in the future.
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