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Carl Zimmer is the author of 12 books about science, including Microcosm: E-coli and The New Science of Life and Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, and writes frequently for the New York Times and magazines such as National Geographic and Discover. Since 2003 he has written The Loom, an award-winning blog. He was awarded the 2007 National Academies Communication Award, the highest honour in the US for science writing. He is a lecturer at Yale University.

Books by Carl Zimmer


A magnificent and dazzling introduction to the science of evolution and its history from Darwin to the present.

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Acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer uses the familiar bacterium E coli as a prism to understand what life is, what it was, and what it will become.

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Soul Made Flesh

Praised by historians (Lisa Jardine, Judith Flanders, Ross King), novelists (Neal Stephenson) and scientists (Oliver Sacks, Steven Pinker), this is an acclaimed work of historical biography in the tradition of The Lunar Men.

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