"Carl Zimmer is one of the best science writers we have today." --Rebecca Skloot, author of the bestselling "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" "Zimmer brilliantly animates the intoxicating passions of science lovers in perfectly precise, perfectly poetic short stories." --Jad Abumrad, host of the award-winning "Radiolab" "Reveals the great ideas and deep passion for science in some of the most creative body art on the planet today." --Neil Shubin, author of the bestselling "Your Inner Fish" "Every page of this book is a delight. Be dazzled by the images, wowed by the formulas, and inspired by the stories behind them all." --Sean Carroll, author of "From Eternity to Here "
Carl Zimmer is a journalist and lecturer on science writing at Yale University. His numerous critically praised books include Parasite Rex, which The L.A. Times called "capable of changing how we see the world"; and Microcosm, which The Boston Globe called, "superb...quietly revolutionary." He writes for countless publications, including The New York Times and Scientific American and regularly appears on radio and on TV.