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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021 | Ed Yong, Jaime Green
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New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020. The stories I have chosen reflect where I feel the field of science and nature writing has landed, and where it could go, Ed Yong writes in his introduction. They are often full of tragedy, sometimes laced with wonder, but always deeply aware that science does not exist in a social vacuum. They are beautiful, whether in their clarity of ideas, the elegance of their prose, or often both. The essays in this years Best American Science and Nature Writing brought clarity to the complexity and bewilderment of 2020 and delivered us necessary information during a global pandemic. From an in-depth look at the moment of the viruss outbreak, to a harrowing personal account of lingering Covid symptoms, to a thoughtful analysis on how the pandemic will impact the environment, these essays, as Yong says, synthesize, evaluate, dig, unveil, and challenge, imbuing a pivotal moment in history with lucidity and elegance. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2021 INCLUDES SUSAN ORLEAN EMILY RABOTEAU ZEYNEP TUFEKCI HELEN OUYANG HEATHER HOGAN BROOKE JARVIS SARAH ZHANG and others
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Every couple of years I make it a point to catch up with this series to see what the brightest minds in science writing are concerned with. This year there was a lot on the coronavirus, naturally. But also interesting articles about rabbit hemorrhagic fever, toxic dumping of DDT into the Pacific Ocean, earthworms, and the unsung heroine of lichenology. I love getting good science writing for the layperson on a variety of topics. Solid PICK for me.

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Most rabbits have, in their skill set, the ability to pretend that they're healthy even when they're quite sick.

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DrexEdit From the article Rabbit Fever by Susan Orlean that was published in the June 29, 2020, issue of The New Yorker. 10mo
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Getting in a little nonfiction before the end of #NonfictionNovember. Reading COVID stories from last year & realizing not much has changed. We know so little about this virus & we don't even know if we're using the best methods to track & fight it. Also a NYC ER & how the doctors grapple with life & death decisions. When you can't treat everyone how do you decide who to treat? I don't think they are all COVID stories though, thank goodness! 😊