The ScienceBlogs Book Club

That’s a Wrap!

i-d6901f42da1aa5f690cf31df18af45eb-228087914_fd6db7e855_m.jpgHard to believe it’s already been two weeks, but the Microcosm edition of the ScienceBlogs Book Club has come to an end. Please stay tuned in this spot for news about future installments of the Club. If you have any comments or suggestions about what you’d like to see in the future, or how we can make the Club better, please leave them in the comments below, or drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you.

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  1. #1 Measure
    June 16, 2008

    I was already a huge Carl Zimmer fan when this book club started, so I had microcosm as soon as it came out.

    For the future, I’d like plenty of advance notice for which books will be used, so I can have time to read a significant portion of the books, and hopefully have more intelligent questions to ask the authors.

  2. #2 MandyDax
    June 17, 2008

    I agree with Measure. If we get advance notice of the book to be discussed, it really helps. I went to a large bookstore and couldn’t find Microcosm. The notice helps us find a copy if we don’t already have one and to get started reading it. Even though I didn’t manage to get a copy of Carl’s book in time, I learned a great deal just from reading the posts and comments in this blog. I look forward tot he next one.
    PS: Syndication of this blog’s feed to LiveJournal is sciblogbookclub.

  3. #3 jim
    June 19, 2008

    Death by Black Hole by Tyson

    and later, Your Inner Fish by Shubin


  4. #4 felizkrilll
    June 22, 2008

    TAM 6 Call for papers: James Randi – little blaspheming atheist fraud and his army of robot zombie followers:


    to see how we stopped Randi’s MD paranormal challenge….

    and FINALLY:

    guess what is inside angel’s ENVELOPE:


  5. #5 mezzobuff
    June 27, 2008

    I agree with the first two posters. Advance notice: Great! I am not through the book yet, but am enjoying reading the posts and comments as I go along. This is just a fabulous idea for those of us who didn’t get a lot of science in school, but are interested in it now. Thanks!

  6. #6 JMach
    June 29, 2008

    Thank you very much for introducing me to this delightful book. Unlike others, I did not know Carl Zimmer from Don Zimmer. This book was an interesting combination of great experiments I remember from grad school (having not thought about a fluctuation test in many years) and new results on this “simple” germ.

    Please do continue to have this book club. Perhaps the other science writer has a book to flog. I agree with the others that advance warning is key– it can take some time to acquire the book of the moment.

    Also, there should be a link to the book club as part of the blogs list on the ScienceBlogs front page.

    Cheers, Jen Mach

  7. #7 World
    August 5, 2008

    This blog has been created to share useful information. Thanks and greetings!

  8. #8 Book Club
    September 6, 2008

    so sad to see the book club come to an end. It was very useful while it lasted. please keep us updated once that starts up again.


  9. #9 Brodie
    September 8, 2008


  10. #10 Jose Miguel
    September 8, 2008

    More I want more 🙁

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