Science Book a Day Interviews Carl Zimmer

My interview with Carl Zimmer

Science Book a Day


Special thanks to Carl Zimmer for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures

Carl Zimmer is a columnist at the New York Times, where his column “Matter” appears each Thursday. 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 guest on radio programs such as Radiolab and This American Life. – From Carl’s Homepage

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#1 – What was the impetus for writing this book?

I had read a number of intriguing studies about parasites in the years beforehand, and I thought it might be a possible basis for a book. My agent nodded violently in agreement, so I took a look. It far surpassed my…

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