The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023
Cheers 2023 with a roundup of the year’s best science and nature essays. Read this collection with us this December.
Welcome to the SciFri Book Club page about The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023. There’s lots of ways to participate: Read with us, join our community space, attend an event, sign up for our email newsletter, or read an excerpt from the book.
As we close out the year, the SciFri Book Club will read The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023, edited by Carl Zimmer with Jaime Green. The essays in this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing probe at the ordinary and urge us to think more deeply about our place in the world around us. From a hopeful portrait of a future for people with Alzheimer’s disease, to a fascinating exploration of the rise of nearsightedness in children, to the heroic story of a herd of cows that evaded a hurricane, these selections reveal how science and nature shape our everyday lives.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023 brings together a range of topics, including biology, neuroscience, psychology, ecology, technology, medicine, identity, and much more—and we’ll touch on these ideas throughout this Book Club season. You can get your copy from your local bookstore or on Bookshop.org.
This Book Club season kicks off Friday, December 1, and you can read along with us! We’ll be (loosely) following this schedule, but all our readers are welcome to join us at their own pace:
Plus, we’ll be hosting events throughout the month! Keep an eye out on our website or join our Events newsletter to be the first to know.
There are so many ways to dive in and participate! You can grab a copy of the book (and support the author and SciFri), join the discussion in our online Book Club community, sign up for our email newsletter, or RSVP for our upcoming Book Club events. Check out all the details below.
If you’d like to purchase a physical copy, we encourage you to start local! Check out the SciFri Book Club partner bookstores and libraries—if you’re in the area, consider supporting your local bookseller or public library (plus, mention our Book Club for a percentage off your purchase at participating shops!).
Want more ways to read? This book is available in a few formats via online retailers, your local library, or elsewhere:
Your local library may not currently offer ebook or audiobook access to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023, but many branches offer the ability for patrons like you to submit book suggestions to your librarians. Look for ways to suggest new titles via the Libby or OverDrive app, a form submission on your library’s website, or a suggestion box at your local branch!
The editors of this year’s The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology—and special guest journalists and writers—will take the virtual stage to reflect on their favorite stories from last year, the biggest news from this year in science, and the future of scientific discovery and journalism.
Join us online for a conversation with the author on the science topics featured in the SciFri Book Club pick for December 2023. Come with your queries and wonderings—we’ll be taking your questions in the livestream comments!
Want to meet other SciFri Book Club members, talk about the book selection, and find more resources for deeper learning—all without leaving your home? Our community meeting is the place for you!
This discussion meeting will focus on themes and topics featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023. You’re welcome to join us no matter your reading progress—come chat with other science-interested folks about biology, neuroscience, psychology, ecology, technology, medicine, identity, and much more.
And as you start reading, join us on our online community space: the SciFri Book Club is on Mighty Networks, a platform where we can gather, read and discuss science books together. We’ve built this community space to create a better way for readers to stay connected with other Book Clubbers, and we hope you’ll join us there!
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