Carl Zimmer

The New York Times Book Review calls Carl Zimmer “as fine a science essayist as we have.”

In his books, essays, articles, and blog posts, Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. He is a popular speaker at universities, medical schools, museums, and festivals, and he is also a frequent guest on radio programs such as Radio Lab and This American Life. Zimmer is the author of ten books about science.

In addition to writing books, Zimmer has written hundreds of articles for the New York Times and magazines including National Geographic, Time, Scientific American, Science, and Popular Science. From 1994 to 1998 Zimmer was a senior editor at Discover, where he remains a contributing editor and writes a monthly column about the brain. In 2011 he was elected to the board of directors of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

He is, to his knowledge, the only writer after whom a species of tapeworm has been named.

Living In Alien Worlds
April 2012