About the Author

Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times, writes for National Geographic and other magazines, and is the author of thirteen books, including Parasite Rex, Soul Made Flesh, and Microcosm. His work has been anthologized in both The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing series. He is also a two-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science Journalism Award and winner of the National Academies Communication Award. He is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches writing about science and the environment.