A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku.
“Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care,” writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. “If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences.” From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California’s forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today’s brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care.
THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN • ADAM GOPNIK • FERRIS JABR • JOSHUA SOKOL • MELINDA WENNER MOYER • SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE • NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others
About the Author
MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, co-founder of string field theory, and the best-selling author of several widely acclaimed science books, including The Future of Humanity?,Beyond Einstein, The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. He is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.
JAIME GREEN is a freelance writer, editor, podcast producer, and writing teacher focused on books, culture, and science. She’s the romance book review columnist for the New York Times and a contributing editor for Catapult. She has an MFA from Columbia University, and has taught writing there, as well as at Eugene Lang (The New School) and with the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. She created, hosted, and produced The Catapult, featuring new writing by up-and-coming writers.