In honor of tenth anniversary of The Best American Science Writing series, the guest editors of previous editions have selected what each deemed the two strongest pieces from their year to create The Best of the Best American Science Writing. These guest editors are some of the most impressive and important names in contemporary science: James Gleick, Timothy Ferris, Matt Ridley, Oliver Sacks, Dava Sobel, Alan Lightman, Atul Gawande, Gina Kolata, Sylvia Nasar, and Natalie Angier. Certain to inspire your students, their selections represent the best science reporting of the last ten years.
The Best of the Best American Science Writing features an introduction by The Best American Science Writing 2010 editor, Jerome Groopman, who is the staff writer in medicine and biology for The New Yorker. He is also the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller, How Doctors Think.