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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.

Sisältää nimet: Carl Zimmer, Carl Zimmer

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Tekijän teokset

Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (2001) 795 kappaletta
A Planet of Viruses (2011) 468 kappaletta
Evolution: Making Sense of Life (2012) 52 kappaletta
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023 (2023) — Toimittaja — 32 kappaletta
First Cells 1 kappale
Circus Science 1 kappale
Making Senses 1 kappale
Ruffled Feathers 1 kappale
Contact 1 kappale
Stardust 1 kappale
See How They Run 1 kappale

Associated Works

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom (1997) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset522 kappaletta
The Oldest Living Things in the World (2014) — Avustaja, eräät painokset193 kappaletta
The Best American Science Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta
The Best American Science Writing 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta
The Descent of Man: The Concise Edition (2007) — Toimittaja — 48 kappaletta
Cerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science (2008) — Esipuhe — 18 kappaletta

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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… (lisätietoja)
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cspiwak | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
a nice little primer on the subject. Sorely in need of some proofreading
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cspiwak | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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
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cspiwak | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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...
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yates9 | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |



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