Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed


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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.

Product Details

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

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mary Roach vii

Introduction ix

Mathematics 1

Physics 23

Chemistry 45

Astronomy 67

Earth Sciences 85

DNA 95

Darwin 111

Paleontology 119

Evolution 141

Natural History 157

Humanity 189

Neuroscience 205

What the Mind Makes 219

Acknowledgments 241

About Carl Zimmer 243

About Mary Roach 245

Index 259

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