Yes, I read this a second time and yes again, it was much better. I wasn’t so annoyed by the editor’s selections. I paid more attention to the substance of the essays.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2022,
Ed by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
11/2022 / 324 pages
read by a cast
Rating: 9.5 / science & nature anthology
The best essays, to me, were the ones which dealt directly with science or nature. Saying that “people are a part of nature” is a cop-out defense for using sociology or anthropology. Oh well ..
I’m contemplating a pre-order for next year’s book.
My favorite essays are probably
(Section / Title)
NATURE IS MAGNIFICENT:
“How Far Does Wildlife Roam?” by Sonia Shah –
NATURE IS ROILED:
How We Drained California Dry by Mark Arax – well – he’s a favorite author anyway. I’ve read his books.
HUMANS ARE A PART OF NATURE
“Humanity is Flushing Away One of Life’s Essential Elements” by Julia Rosen
WAYS OF KNOWING:
“Your Face Is Not Your Own” by Kashmir Hill
FUTURES WE COULD HAVE
“Beavers Are Firefighters Who Work for Free” by Lucy Sherriff