The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (The Best American Series ®) (Paperback)

By Sy Montgomery (Editor), Jaime Green (Editor)

Mariner Books, 9781328519009, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

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Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

New York Times best-selling author of How to Be a Good Creature, The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and more, Sy Montgomery, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity, and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

About the Author

Researching films, articles, and 22 books, SY MONTGOMERY has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.

JAIME GREEN is a freelance writer, editor, podcast producer, and writing teacher, focused on books, culture, and science. She’s the romance book review columnist for The New York Times and a contributing editor for Catapult. She has an MFA from Columbia University, and has taught writing there, as well as at Eugene Lang (The New School) and with the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. She created, hosted, and produced The Catapult, featuring new writing by up-and-coming writers.