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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 by David Quammen2000
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 by Edward O. Wilson2001
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002 by Natalie Angier2002
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003 by Richard Dawkins2003
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 by Steven Pinker2004
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005 by Jonathan Weiner2005
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006 by Brian Greene2006
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 by Richard Preston2007
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008 by Jerome Groopman2008
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 by Elizabeth Kolbert2009
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 by Freeman Dyson2010
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 by Mary Roach2011
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 by Dan Ariely2012
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee2013

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