Saturday, May 31, 2008

Science Blogs Book Club: Microcosm

Carl Zimmer's new book "Microcosm" is out, and is the inaugural subject of the Science Blogs Book Club. I've been asked to participate, along with Jessica Snyder Sachs and PZ Myers. We will be posting about Zimmer's book in the coming weeks. Feel free to chime in with your own questions as we will be happy to discuss them.

Zimmer has been a favorite writer of mine since I read Parasite Rex. Til then, I had not the gleeful pleasure of reading about the world's nastiest creatures in the popular press.

Microcosm, is a fantastic read, and Zimmer makes the story of Escherichia coli positively gripping. You can read an excerpt from the book at the New York Times.

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