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Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history. ,
  • Science.,
  • Nature.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBest American science and nature writing
    Statementedited and with an introduction by Jerome Groopman.
    SeriesThe best American series
    ContributionsGroopman, Jerome E.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 330 p. ;
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23112483M
    ISBN 100618834478
    ISBN 109780618834471

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    John Horgan is a science journalist and Director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. A former senior writer at Scientific American (), he has also written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Slate and other publications. A generation has grown up since E.B. White died in that farmhouse in , and yet his sly, self-deprecating voice speaks more forcefully than ever. In recent years, Stuart Little has been turned into a franchise by Sony Pictures, and in a second film adaptation of Charlotte's Web was released. More significantly, White's novel about "some pig" and a spider who was "a true friend and a Author: Richard Nordquist.

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