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Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for The New York Times, and has frequently contributed magazines such as The Atlantic, National Geographic, Wired, and Scientific American, among others. A frequent contributor to Radiolab, he is the author of numerous books about science, including Microcosm and Parasite Rex. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is professor adjunct at Yale University.
 
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The Descent of Man
Written by Charles Darwin, Edited by Carl Zimmer, Commentaries by Carl Zimmer, Foreword by Frans DeWaal, Noted by Carl Zimmer
Plume | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$17.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28888-1 (0-452-28888-6)

The most accessible edition ever published of Darwin?s incendiary classic, edited by ?as fine a science essayist as we have? (New York Times)

The Descent of Man, Darwin?s second landmark work on evolutionary theory (following The Origin of the Species), marked a turning point in the history of science with... Read more






Microcosm
Written by Carl Zimmer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27686-5 (0-307-27686-4)

A Best Book of the YearSeed Magazine Granta Magazine The Plain-DealerIn this fascinating and utterly engaging book, Carl Zimmer traces E. coli's pivotal role in the history of biology, from the discovery of DNA to the latest advances in biotechnology. He reveals the many surprising and alarming parallels between... Read more






She Has Her Mother's Laugh
Written by Carl Zimmer
Dutton | Hardcover | May 29, 2018
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-98459-8 (1-101-98459-7)

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.

She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what... Read more





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