The Loom

Just a quick note to say that, if all goes according to plan, I will be appearing on the Internets on bloggingheads tomorrow, and on the radio show Coast-to-Coast in the wee hours of Saturday night/Sunday morning. In both cases I’ll be talking about–you guessed it–Microcosm. I’ll be swilling coffee Saturday night because I’ll be talking from 2 am to 5 1 to 2 am EST Sunday. If you’re not quite such a night owl, I believe they’ll archive it on their site.

A couple other Microcosm-related notes: Discover Magazine gives a nod: “With Microcosm, this award-winning science writer has turned out an illuminating biography of one of biology’s most influential–and underappreciated–players.”

Meanwhile, Larry Moran is going over the book with a fine-tooth comb and catching at least one mistake. Ouch. I knew I should have been more careful about how fast chromosomes replicate. Something to fix in the next printing…

Comments

  1. #1 clear as mud
    May 9, 2008

    Isn’t Bloggingheads where you go at it with someone who disagrees with you? If so, is your opponent going to be with someone who thinks E. coli sucks? Or are you going to tackle some of the larger issues.

    Some of that one error is in flipping between talking about DNA replication time and cell division time. Early on I almost viewed the two interchangeably, but quickly learned first-hand that it wasn’t that simple. Bet, hey, that’s what being popular enough to get multiple printings is for!

    I’ll help. Since I didn’t win a copy, I’ll go and buy one.

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