Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Open Laboratory

Along with the expansion of blogging, a cottage industry has developed to turn blogs into self-published books. The latest example is not from a single blog, but from a conglomeration of blogs. The Open Laboratory is an anthology of the best writing on science-themed blogs from 2006. Posts cover diverse topics from explanations of key concepts to opinion pieces on current events to humor. Several posts are bird-related.

The anthology was conceived and edited by Bora Zivkovic, aka Coturnix, the proprietor of A Blog Around the Clock. I had a small hand in the publication since I was one of the dozen reviewers who read the nominated posts and recommended which to include. Links to the 50 posts included in the anthology are here; the full list of nominations is here.

The Open Laboratory is available as a paperback for sale at Lulu.com.