"This mind-blowing illustrated collection showcases hundreds of tattoos dedicated to numerous scientific arenas, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, with a brief note from each inked individual highlighting the reasons for selecting the tattoo. Best of all, each example is a leaping-off point for best-selling science essayist and lecturer Zimmer to muse about the subject, whether it's the importance of a tattoo of Darwin's finches or the significance of the uraniumatom inked into the chest of a young radiologist"--
Carl Zimmer is a journalist and lecturer on science writing at Yale University. His numerous critically praised books include Parasite Rex (Atria Books), which the LA Times called "capable of changing how we see the world"; and Microcosm (Vintage), 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.