Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

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by Carl Zimmer
     
 

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Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, Science Ink reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to…  See more details below

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Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, Science Ink 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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Youth is a group of people which has been greatly affected by HIV epidemic in Malawi. They are vulnerable to HIV infection because they are at a stage where they are beginning sexual exploration. Youth therefore, need a lot of information and support on HIV preventions, and voluntary counseling and testing. They should be encouraged and assisted to disclose their HIV status whether positive or negative for them to access necessary support systems. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore youth's experiences in disclosing their HIV positive status Methodology: This is an exploratory study that adopted a qualitative approach utilizing the phenomenological design to explore the experiences of HIV positive participants in disclosing their HIV positive status. The study was conducted in Likuni urban and Nambuma areas in Lilongwe district, Malawi. Ten HIV positive participants five males and five females between the ages 19-25 years were purposively sampled half from each area. A qualitative approach to data collection was done through face to face individual in-depth interviews. All the interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim using qualitative content analysis.
From the Publisher
 “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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454912408
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
376,035
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Carl Zimmer is a journalist and lecturer on science writing at Yale University. His numerous critically praised books include Parasite Rex (Atria Books), which the LA Times called “capable of changing how we see the world”; Soul Made Flesh (Atria Books), one of the top 100 books of 2004, according to the New York Times Book Review; and Microcosm (Vintage), 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 (including on Fresh Air and This American Life) and on TV. His blog, The Loom, is regularly cited as one of the web's best science blogs. He lives in Guilford, CT.

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Science Ink 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AlissaH More than 1 year ago
I am heavily tattooed and hate most tattoo books and magazines because they are predictable and all the same. This one is neither. Showcasing science related tattoos that are incredibly unique and beautiful, this book reminds me that there are intelligent people out there still. Great buy!