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May 03, 2006

Carl Zimmer, Science Writer, 4/12/06


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The New York Times Book Review calls Carl Zimmer "as fine a science essayist as we have". He is the author of four books about science.

In our 4-12-06 podcast, Mr. Zimmer discusses the evolution of our vertebrate ancestors and what fossils have shown us about the origin of vertebrates. Mr. Zimmer also discusses where our vertebrate brains came from and how vertebrate fins turned into legs.

Soul Made Flesh, published in 2004, chronicled the dawn of neurology in the 1600s. The Sunday Telegraph called it a "tour-de-force", and it was named one of the 100 notable books of 2004 by The New York Times Book Review. His latest book is Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins, published in November 2005 by Smithsonian Books.

Mr. Zimmer writes regularly about science for The New York Times, as well as for magazines including National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, and Discover, where he is a contributing editor. His book reviews appear in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Newsday, and Scientific American.

He is author of the award-winning web log, The Loom.

Mr. Zimmer's honors include the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2004 Science Journalism Award. His work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing series. In 2002 Mr. Zimmer was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.

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