The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 Kindle Edition
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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.
I typically read fiction and thought this would be good for me...stretch my horizons so to speak. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to "force" myself to slog through this book. Not only was the subject matter interesting to someone who is not a "science person," but the writing was good quality prose. Some of it was genuinely clever and funny. The readings are also well attributed and I found myself going online to read more about something/someone mentioned in the article.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in science and nature, but isn't necessarily a scientist.
This whole "bitcoin" thing, where an anonymous guy made his own currency online and then got people interested in investing in it raises all sorts of new questions about the future of currency.
Octopuses are quite smart and have very different personalities and temperaments.
Whatever this jazz people call free will is, it's severely limited and instead of having a lot of control over our wills, we too often go along with negative feedback loops, repeating old bad habits time and time again. Luckily, however, some of these negative feedback loops can be overcome with technologies to exploit them, as in the case when people slow down as a result of their driving speed being displayed for them on a big digital sign that also acts as a speed detector.
I'm sure there were other good articles, but those three were most memorable for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After being introduced to this series, I would not miss an issue. Very informative and interesting.Published 13 months ago by Peter Kaiser
each different, each interesting and readable; great choices.Published 19 months ago by Susan B. Frost
Got book in great condition, paid next to nothing. Thank god essays are not bombardments of statistics and research info. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeff
It's in great condition, and exactly what I wanted. A great read on super interesting and varying subjects.Published 22 months ago by Mandee B.
A nice collection of writing, and it helps to improve my reading skills.Published 22 months ago by Linton
Amazon had The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2012 on sale for $1.99, and when I saw Dan Ariely's name on it, I figured it was a good deal. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Piaw Na
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