First Look at Microcosm Paperback

By Carl Zimmer | April 9, 2009 2:38 pm

Microcosm will be coming out in paperback in July, but the new cover is already posted online. I like the design very much, although I must admit I’m crossing my fingers that in a couple weeks we’ll need to make a last-minute change

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Microcosm: The Book

Comments (10)

  1. Wow, the cover looks fantastic. Best of luck with the LAT prize as well.

  2. greglor

    Cover looks very nice. But I wonder why E. coli gets the minor role in the electron micrograph…

  3. Steve

    great cover, when is your next book coming out?

    any suggestions to hold me over?

  4. NewEnglandBob

    I just finished reading the hardcover edition this morning. I especially enjoyed the last couple of chapters. The “New Scientist” quote on the new cover is a good one.

  5. I’m wondering if you plan on having email subscription available for the new Loom, as well as RSS?

  6. Jud

    Bought it on Kindle, thanks! (It was the first book I read on my Kindle, actually.)

    Since not all the science books I want to read are available on Kindle, may I suggest (in my own self-serving way) that a lovely topic for a post might be science books you recommend that **are** available on Kindle?

  7. Carl: I am reading the copy you autographed for me in Tulsa. As with your other work, it is VERY good and an enjoyable read. I greatly enjoyed meeting and talking with you at the SWARM meeting.

  8. I watched Bonnie Bassler on TED (Discovering Bacteria’s Amazing Communication System) recently and couldn’t help but think of the glowing colonies on the cover of your hardback version everytime they showed her skirt. I won’t add the link as I trust any curious person could go find this themselves. Regardless, her talk was great. The new cover looks good too. I love SEMs. Looks like bacteria encountering a macrophage.

  9. God Luck Carl with the awards.

    Valeria Román
    From Argentina

  10. Greg Peterson

    Yes, best wishes. Microcosm is a very worthy book, and that’s some pretty heady company it’s in. The nominees remind me of the exceptionally good crop of popular science books that have come out recently. I look forward to your next (well–not Tangled Bank because I can’t afford that one, but the next one I can afford).


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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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