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Science Ink Hardcover – 7 Nov 2011

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 01 edition (7 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402783604
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402783609
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 18.4 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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"

About the Author

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


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This book has to be unique. It's about the intersection of science and tattoos. It works amazingly well because it has three element: first, the visuals are gorgeous; second, it features wonderfully eccentric people who are so dedicated to science that they get a relevant tattoo, and third, Zimmer gives a brilliantly lucid summary of the science behind each of the images. It's the kind of book you dip in and out of rather than reading cover to cover.
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The price was half what I had seen in other retailers outlets, even in the states.
It arrived sooner than expected and perfectly wrapped for protection.
I would recommend this to anyone mad about science in all its glorious forms or to those who love tattoos and are keen to explore this specific niche.
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kind of a different angle to this book which is a welcome change to the usual bunch of pics by artists you have not heard of. nice hardback, i collect all tattoo inspired books and this is sitting happily in there, in the middle somewhere hence the 3 stars only.there is plenty to read in it as opposed to just checking out pics. if you are after inspiration for your next tattoo this probably isn't the one but it is worth the money, no problem there
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Being interested in design and also in science this book naturally was one I picked up on. What surprised me was how engaging it was - far more than I expected, as the stories behind the tattoos are both educational and personal. Even inspired me to get some science ink of my own based on my research area.
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If you want a book of professional people with tattoos, then this is the book for you. You could google science tattoos but you wouldn't get the explanations or reason for the tattoo and science behind them.
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I bought this as a gift. The recipient expressed general delight, but a couple of specific reservations. She said she would have liked more explanation of the science which the tattoos illustrated. And she thought that many of the pictures were taken too soon after the tattoos were done; they would have looked better if the tattooed skin had had a couple of weeks to settle down.
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