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Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2012
Honestly, there are blogs these days that probably do a better job of corralling these sorts of images, with pictures of better quality. I would buy this again, but I'm not a huge fan.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2012
Overall I really like this book. It has great pictures and interesting stories to go along with them.
There are, however a few mistakes that I noticed:
In the story about Dr. Datta's DNA tattoo, Zimmer writes that GGA codes for Glutamate, when in fact GGA codes for Glycine and does not match the picture showing GAA, which does code for Glutamate. The picture shows a sequence of GAG-GAA-GAG-GAA while the text writes that the sequence is GAG-GGA-GAG-GGA.

In addition, the bases are labeled in the image as Green=G, Amber=A, "Tomato" (red)=T, Cyan (blue)= C. This code makes sense for the GAG-GAA-GAG that codes for the initials EEE. However, the picture shows red (T) pairing with green (G)and blue (C) pairing with yellow (A). Anyone who has taken a high school biology class can tell you that this pairing is incorrect. Not sure if this one is a mistake on the part of Dr. Datta or on Zimmer.

This does not necessarily take away from the interesting story or the beauty of the artwork, but is something that should be editing before publishing (especially when catering to an audience of science geeks!)
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on May 26, 2012
Thisis a really cool book with lots of great images and stories behind them. It would have been nice if the author had included some information from about the artists as well.
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on July 11, 2013
As a person who is a science major and has tattoos this book is perfect! I l loved it and it gave me new ideas that I can make my own with my own spin.
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on July 11, 2013
An enticing portrait of people's transfusion of science from their minds to their bodies. A passion that needs communicating to others.
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on July 28, 2013
A good book-very nice binding for the price. Would recommend it if you are looking for a science theme tattoo.
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