The Best American Science Writing By Rebecca Skloot Jesse Cohen Floyd Skloot am Books Rebecca Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in
The Best American Science Writing 2011 By Rebecca Skloot Jesse Cohen Floyd Skloot am Books 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 specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan She has worked as a correspondent for WNYC s Radiolab and PBS s Nova ScienceNOW She and her father, Floyd Skloot, are co editors of The Best American Science Writing 2011 You can read a selection of Rebecca Skloot s magazine writing on the Articles page of this site.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot s debut book, took than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times best seller She has been featured on numerous television shows, including CBS Sunday Morning, The Colbert Report, Fox Business News, and others, and was named One of Five Surprising Leaders of 2010 by the Washington Post The Immortal Life was chosen as a best book of 2010 by than 60 media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, People Magazine, New York Times, and U.S News and World Report it was named The Best Book of 2010 by and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick It has won numerous awards, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and two Choice Awards for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and Best Debut Author of the year It has received widespread critical acclaim, with reviews appearing in The New Yorker, Washington Post, Science, and many others Dwight Garner of the New York Times said, I put down Rebecca Skloot s first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, than once Ten times, probably Once to poke the fire Once to silence a pinging BlackBerry And eight times to chase my wife and assorted visitors around the house, to tell them I was holding one of the most graceful and moving nonfiction books I ve read in a very long timeIt has brains and pacing and nerve and heart See the press page of this site for reactions to the book.Share your story and join the conversation on the HeLa Forum Watch video testimonials at Readers Talk.. The 2011 edition of the popular annual series that Kirkus Reviews hailed as superb brain candy, Best American Science Writing 2011 continues the tradition of gathering the most crucial, thought provoking and engaging science writing of the year together into one extraordinary volume Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award winning science writer, contributing editor for Popular ScThe 2011 edition of the popular annual series that Kirkus Reviews hailed as superb brain candy, Best American Science Writing 2011 continues the tradition of gathering the most crucial, thought provoking and engaging science writing of the year together into one extraordinary volume Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award winning science writer, contributing editor for Popular Science magazine, and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, along with her father, Floyd Skloot, multiple award winning non fiction writer and poet, and past contributor to the series, Best American Science Writing 2011 sheds brilliant light on the most amazing and confounding scientific issues and achievements of our time.. Bestseller Kindle The Best American Science Writing 2011 This is a wonderful collection of essays about science. Here, the word "science" is loosely defined, and includes a grab-bag of topics, all absolutely fascinating. Here I learned that the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig was not the worst aspect of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster was worsened by BP's actions; cover-up, and terrible clean-up operations that worsened the disaster instead of mitigating it. BP used a chemical called Corexit to disperse the oil in and above the water, despite being ordered to stop. While both oil and Corexit are toxic to life, oil treated with Corexit is even more toxic! Then they set out boom, which does exactly the opposite of dispersal, so the clean-up actions conflict with each other!I learned about the use of LSD in psychopharmacology. I learned about people who are obsessed with hoarding. I learned about the sad story of people who like to be cruel to animals. I learned of underground seams of coal that are burning all over the world, releasing toxins and polluting groundwater. I learned about a very bad computer virus, the so-called Conficker worm, that remains a mystery. I learned why many TV weathermen are of the strangely of the opinion that the global climate is not warming; some even think that it is a scam!There are many more topics, all engaging and never dull. While most of the essays are doom and gloom, there is a fun essay about the longest-range baseball home run that is physically possible; 748 feet from home plate!
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