I've just finished several months of intense work, and while I'm pleased with the results (two scientific manuscripts, a grant proposal, and several public talks), that much serious effort leaves me with an intense desire to fool around on the internet.
Easy enough to do, so I'm spending some quality time with the latest internet entertainment phenomenon: the Retropolis Pulp-O-Mizer. A few quick clicks, and you can put anything you like in the style of an early 20th century pulp magazine cover. Most of my friends are Pulping up recent science fiction novels or classic children's books, but I wondered what works of science fact might look like.
So here are some covers from the sadly defunct Science Stories, the peer-reviewed pulp that dared to publish Darwin's groundbreaking work, the thrilling stories of James Watson and Francis Crick, and the terrifying horror tales of Carl Zimmer.
Which science books would you put through the Pulp-O-Mizer?