Zimmer travels the mysterious borderland between the living and the non-living in his latest book, reckoning with a question that still bedevils scientists and philosophers alike: what is life? Publisher’s Weekly calls Life’s Edge “a pop science tour de force.”
A Planet of Viruses
In this slender volume, Zimmer introduces readers to the most abundant form of life on Earth. A Planet of Viruses reveals how viruses hold sway over the biosphere, how they produce new diseases, and how we can use viruses for our own benefit.
Evolution: Making Sense of Life A history and introduction to the most important idea in all of biology. Evolution recounts Darwin’s discovery of his theory of evolution and surveys how it illuminates all of life—from sex to death, from brains to bacteria.