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Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times. His most recent books are Life's Edge and She Has Her Mother's Laugh, the latter named the best science book of 2018 by the Guardian. He is professor adjunct of bio-physics and biochemistry and a lecturer in English at Yale University.

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Obras por Carl Zimmer

Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (2001) 796 exemplares
A Planet of Viruses (2011) 464 exemplares
Evolution: Making Sense of Life (2012) 51 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023 (2023) — Editor — 29 exemplares
Hypersea Invasion 1 exemplar
First Cells 1 exemplar
Circus Science 1 exemplar
Perfect Gibberish 1 exemplar
The Body Electric 1 exemplar
Making Senses 1 exemplar
Ruffled Feathers 1 exemplar
Contact 1 exemplar
Stardust 1 exemplar
See How They Run 1 exemplar

Associated Works

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições519 exemplares
The Oldest Living Things in the World (2014) — Contribuidor, algumas edições192 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Descent of Man: The Concise Edition (2007) — Editor — 48 exemplares
Cerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science (2008) — Prefácio — 18 exemplares


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Amazing. I'd read The Gene: an Intimate History by Mukherjee and Genome: an autobiography of a species in 23 chapters, by Matt Ridley, so I was familiar with some of the things discussed in this book, but there were still things I hadn't encountered. at over 500 pages it is a fairly hefty book , and thorough, but not exhaustive. I found myself looking for more information on tantalizing stories he'd briefly mentioned. It is an overview, really, with good science anchored by human stories and welll worth a read. The mother who delivers a baby and a genetic test in the delivery room says it isn't hers, the parents who lose their daughter in a car accident and harvest her eggs, the mosquito altered by man and able to pass those alterations on through wild mosquitoes. If these stories sound intriguing, give this book a try, you won't be disappointed… (mais)
cspiwak | 16 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
a nice little primer on the subject. Sorely in need of some proofreading
cspiwak | 21 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
enjoyed it. I've read a lot of books on modern neurology, but this one went into the whole history and the ingenious discoveries people made before we even had the technology
cspiwak | 9 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Some years after I read this book I realised I keep coming back to some of its ideas. We need to take parasites as drivers of who we are much more seriously than we do, its a powerful idea.

The book itself is well written, disgusting at times, terrifying at others, but hard to put down once you get into it.

I keep thinking this sort of drive is what might be relevant to much of current technosocial development, AI etc...
yates9 | 35 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |



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