Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

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By (author) Carl Zimmer, Foreword by Mary Roach

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 257mm x 30mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1402783604
  • ISBN 13: 9781402783609
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations
  • Sales rank: 56,497

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Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. This fascinating book showcases hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics and reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. Best of all, each tattoo provides a leaping-off point for bestselling essayist and lecturer Zimmer to reflect on the science in question, whether it's the importance of an image of Darwin's finches or the significance of the uranium atom inked into the chest of a young radiologist.

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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.

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"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"