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The New York Times Book of Science

More Than 150 Years of Groundbreaking Scientific Coverage

David Corcoran (Editor), Brian Greene (Foreword by), New York Times the


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For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the former editor of Science Times, David Corcoran. Big, informative, and wide-ranging, this journey through the scientific stories of our times is a must-have for all science enthusiasts.

Union Square & Co., 9781402793219, 560pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

About the Author

David Corcoran, who retired from The New York Times in 2014, was the longtime editor of the weekly Science Times section. Prior to that he was the paper's education editor and deputy Op-Ed editor, and for a number of years reviewed restaurants in New Jersey. He joined The Times after a 19-year career at The Record in northern New Jersey, where he was the editorial-page editor. David Corcoran lives in Nyack, NY.