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Carl Zimmer

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Carl Zimmer is a popular science writer, blogger, columnist, and journalist who specializes in the topics of evolution, parasites, and heredity.
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Life's Edge
The Search for What It Means to Be Alive
Carl Zimmer - 2021-03-09
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We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world--from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses--the harder they find it is to locate life's edge.Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the appl...
Carl Zimmer
It always gratifies me deeply when my science books are received well by science-fiction folks! Here’s a review of Life’s Edge at Fantasy Literature.      source
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Making a New Science
James Gleick - 1996-01-01 (first published in 1987)
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Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. In Chaos, James Gleick, a former science writer for the New York Times, shows that he resides in this exclusive category. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos--the seemingly random patter...
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@patrickc For example, while trying to find the poetry in tough science for my heredity book, I picked up Chaos by @JamesGleick again. Helped a lot      source
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