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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
 
 
Author
Siddhartha Mukherjee, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780544003439
Pages/Publication Date 339/2013
Daedalus Item Code 38910
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee finds the tenderness of a Gregor Mendel tending his peas in these 27 science and nature pieces. Katherine Harmon writes about a New York immunologist with pancreatic cancer who became his own test subject, while Gareth Cook profiles a Danish father who created an employment agency for autistic adults. David Owen, Natalie Angier, Oliver Sacks, Rick Bass, Alan Lightman, David Quammen, and Elizabeth Kolbert also contribute. Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For this title, as for each of the others, a series editor reviews hundreds of periodicals, then selects between 50 and 100 outstanding works. The guest editor—a recognized expert in the field—then pares the list down to the 20 or so very best pieces.
 
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