The Best American Science Writing 2012 by Michio Kaku

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The Best American Science Writing 2012 is yet another endlessly fascinating and mind-expanding installment of the popular science series that Kirkus Reviews calls, “Superb brain candy.” Edited by renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory, this collection contains the most engaging and provocative science writing of the year—gathering in one volume enthralling and eye-opening essays about the latest developments in biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics, evolutionary theory, cognition, and more.
 

About Michio Kaku

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Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, most recently, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100. He has been featured throughout the media, on television-Discovery, BBC, ABC, CBS, Science Channel, CNN and elsewhere-in popular science publications such as Discover, Wired, and New Scientist, in documentaries, including Me & Isaac Newton, and he hosted many of his own programs, including a series on time for the BBC. In addition, he hosts two weekly radio programs-Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science-broadcast each week on WBAI in New York City. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over twenty-five years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Ecco. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The pieces featured here—which originally appeared in publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic—ripple outward from a focus on the human body to explore the environment, the space program, the universe, and finally the physical limits of science itself when it runs contr...

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Michio Kaku, guest editor of The Best American Science Writing 2012, has compiled a fascinating selection of science writing.

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The Best American Science Writing 2012 represents everything science writing should be.

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