Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

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By Carl Zimmer

Synopsis: Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. This fascinating book showcases hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, and 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.

Published: November 2011 | ISBN-13: 978-1454912408

Author’s Homepage: http://carlzimmer.com
Author’s Blog: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/blog/the-loom/
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlzimmer

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