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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Series editor — 102 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Redaktør — 99 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021 (2022) — Series editor — 94 eksemplarer

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The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2022 (2022) — Redaktør — 49 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023 (2023) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer

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This was such an engaging and fascinating book to read! I loved how Green was able to guide the reader through explorations of real life science through the lens of more familiar and accessible science fiction stories and speculations. As someone who is a big sci-fi reader/lover myself, I found this to be a deeply helpful method of understanding theories and concepts that are perhaps a little more complex. In addition, the overall attitude Green has towards the idea of extraterrestrial life is one full of curiosity and compassion, and is just totally palpable through the pages, embedding it with a justified sort of hopefulness.
Personally, I found one of the most engaging discussions to be the idea of contemplating what “life” actually is, and might look like were humans to encounter it elsewhere. This isn’t just limited to how a physical alien body might look, but the many ways in which we as humans would even be able to realize life is there or happening. It helped me shift my perspective into a more broadminded one, away from more linear, anthropocentric ways of thinking.
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deborahee | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
{audiobook narrated by the author}

Analysis and musings on aliens. Not whether they actually exist, but why we humans do or do not want them to, and why we imagine that they look particular ways. What do our thoughts on aliens say about us as a species?

I really enjoyed this gentle little book, a mix of pop culture about aliens and philosophy about aliens. I have read similar books about a cultural analysis of other phenomena like zombies, but this is just so much kinder and more human than anything else. You almost don’t notice the massive amounts of research and interviews with expert scientists and writers that clearly went into it.

The author is not a professional narrator, but she’s very good (and I was already familiar with her voice from a few podcast episodes).
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norabelle414 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 14, 2023 |
Reading this book is like taking a terrifying rollercoaster ride through the world of science and nature in 2020 -- which was, of course, dominated by COVID, COVID, and yep, more COVID.

Inside you'll find a compilation of 26 articles, mostly penned by journalists or staff writers at magazines. Yong has neatly divided them into three sections: Contagion, Connection, and Consequences. Most of the articles are gems - well-written, engaging, and most importantly, eye-opening.

Among my favourites were "I'm an ER Doctor in New York. None of Us Will Ever Be The Same" by Helen Ouyang? (Heart-wrenching.) "What Happened In Room 10?" by Katie Engelhart? (A real page-turner.) "The Friendship and Love Hospital" by Jiayang Fan and "The Last Children of Down Syndrome" by Sarah Zhang. (Both simply brilliant.) These pieces resonated with me on a personal level, and I found myself thinking about them long after I'd finished reading.

But, like any rollercoaster, there were a few dips. "What the Coronavirus Means for Climate Change" by Meehan Crist, "River of Time," by Namwali Serpell and "The Unsung Heroine of Lichenology" by Sabrina Imbler didn't quite hit the mark for me. They were well-written, sure, but they just didn't grab me in the same way.

What I love about this book is how it doesn't shy away from the tough stuff. These articles confront us with the harsh realities of our world, the result of our own carelessness. It's like a wake-up call, a reminder that we need to do better.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 3 andre anmeldelser | Oct 27, 2023 |
Delightful survey of the science (and science fiction) of pondering the possibility of life in the cosmos. From the popular depictions of Star Wars and Star Trek to many SF examples familiar and not to in depth review of and conversations with a wide range of scientists, Green really takes the reader on a wonderful survey of the prospect of alien life. Recommended!
mrklingon | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2023 |



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