The Open LaboratoryAttention science lovers… the first of its kind collection of the best science blogging in history has just been published for your pleasure! Actually, it is more accurate to say that it’s been self-published.

The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006 is a collection of 50 selected blog posts showcasing the quality and diversity of writing on science blogs through the year. This anthology, an exceptional representation of the vital science blogging community, offers something for everyone with essays from the physical, biological, and even social sciences, along with a sprinkling math for good measure. Of course, the book includesexceptional ornithological entries by Nuthatch and Grrlscientist, but then again, I’d expect nothing less from a work edited by a man named for a genus of quail.

Yes. it’s true. This innovative publication is the handiwork of Bora Zivkovic also known on the internets as Coturnix. This science metablogging master managed the entire project from inception to execution and deserves kudos for a job well done.

You can learn more about the development of The Open Laboratory here or get right to the good stuff and order it here.

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Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.