Microcosm A Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize

By Carl Zimmer | March 2, 2009 4:32 pm

A few cool items to report this snowy day about Microcosm, my book about life, E. coli, and everything.

1. I’m leaving the snow for a trip to LA next month. Microcosm is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

2.  Library Journal also named Microcosm one of the top sci-tech books of 2008.

3. Joanne Manaster has started a nice YouTube series of science book reviews, including this one of Microcosm. (You can also see her review about Death from the Skies, by fellow Discover blogger Phil “Bad Astronomy” Plait).

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Microcosm: The Book

Comments (7)

  1. luca

    congrats, carl!

  2. Congratulations! Hopefully honors will continue to rain down upon science books written by Discover bloggers.

  3. Dave C

    Carl, yours is the only book on that list that I’ve read (or that I own). I’m sure the others are good, but I’m pulling for you! :)

  4. Super nominations! You deserve them. (and thanks for the link to my vid) I’ve read Black Hole Wars, which deserves to be there, too, but am going to lean toward your book because of the fine crafting of the language in describing molecular biology (as you can imagine, it can be made quite dry). There were a couple of books about scent out recently and was stumped as to which one to pick (now I know which one!!) I gave up evolution books for lent, which started in January, right? I did slip up with Your Inner Fish….:-)

  5. What about the forthcoming open commentary in Metascience? No small thing!

  6. Richard

    Very very good luck indeed..and well earned.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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