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Melville and microbes: An interview about science writing with Eric Michael Johnson

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerDec 21, 2011 4:02 AM


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Eric Michael Johnson, an historian of science, is also the writer behind an excellent blog, "The Primate Diaries." The other day he gave me a call to talk about science writing. He put together a two-part Q&A that he published today (part one and part two) that ranges from the science writing in Moby Dick to the microscopic virtues of Twitter. I was particularly flattered to get a portrait done by Nathaniel Gold. Check it out!

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