"[The Best Science Writing Online 2012] is full—stuffed—with excellent science writing, more than enough to keep you reading . . . Buy it. It is worth your time." —Wired Science Blogs
"A collection of fun and interesting science, from online writers around the world." —The Guardian (blog)"[A] potent mix of critical analyses, witty personal reflections, absorbing feature profiles, illuminating commentary on the intersection of science and social policy, and even long-form investigative journalism, covering everything from the last space shuttle launch to fluid dynamics to gender politics." —Brain Pickings"A collection of solid science writing celebrating a diversity of topics, writer credentials and styles. Proof that science writing online is healthy and growing. For naive surfers, an anthology like this will help separate the wheat from the chaff."—Kirkus ReviewsPraise for previous editions:“Consistently picks the best of the best blogs. Read it.” —Ivan Oransky, MD, Executive Editor, Reuters Health and Blogger, Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch “This is the best of the science blogosphere 2010, selected by experts, and features something for anyone and everyone curious about the natural world.” —Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing and Discover’s The Intersection blog “Some of the smartest, best informed, and—yes—most entertaining writing about science today that can be found in the vibrant community of science bloggers. Each year [the] series performs an invaluable service by pulling together some of the highlights—proof that the best blog posts can and should be savored long after they’ve scrolled off the bottom of the screen.”—Scott Rosenberg, author of Say Everything and Dreaming in Code, and co-founder of Salon.com“In each post I found honesty, passion, imagination, curiosity and creativity shining through in a way that the disinterested ‘article mill’ of traditional journalism is rarely able to match.”—Al Dove, scientist and blogger“A fun, enlightening read that’s bound to have a little something for everybody who loves science.” —Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing.net “If you are overwhelmed by the surge in science-related blogging and don’t know where to start, then this compilation may help you steer a course through the sea of perspectives on offer—or inspire you to start a blog yourself.” —Nature
Bora Zivkovic is the editor of the blog network at Scientific American and organizes the globally renowned Science-Online events. He lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Jennifer Ouellette is the author of The Calculus Diaries and other titles, and maintains the Cocktail Party Physics blog. She lives in Los Angeles, California.