‘Best American Science Writing 2011’ Now Out

<a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062091246">Ecco, Paperback, 9780062091246, 352pp</a>.

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The Best American Science Writing 2011 (HarperCollins/Ecco Press) is out.

I’m honored to say that my Mother Jones article, BP’s Deep Secrets, is one of ten pieces chosen for the volume. Of it, one reviewer wrote:

“‘Deep Secrets’ by Julia Whitty: An examination of the recent oil spill near Louisiana. This was my personal favorite. What we didn’t know about the gulf environment before the oil spill we may never know if the environment’s destroyed.”

This year’s edition is edited by Rebecca Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), her father, the poet and essayist Floyd Skloot, and Jesse Cohen.

Support your local indie bookstore and a science writer or two and buy a copy. Or two. Thanks!

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