I’m cheating a bit here, since summer ended before dawn yesterday. But for the last entry in Superbug Summer Books, I wanted to leave you with something recent, and something rich, and today’s pick qualifies twice over: It was released just last week, and it is full — stuffed — with excellent science writing, more than enough to keep you reading until I pick up this intermittent book feature, in adapted form, later this fall.
“The Best Science Writing Online 2012” (Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the latest in a series begun in 2006 by Bora Zivkovic, now the editor of Scientific American‘s blog platform, and a series of guest editors. The series was originally dubbed “The Open Laboratory” and published independently. This year’s iteration has been brought forward by a major publisher, the new Scientific American imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with all the extra market legitimacy that suggests.