Think you know a thing or two about zombies? Think again. If you’re going to keep your wits – and your brains – about you during a zombie attack, you need expert advice. Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies gathers together an irreverent group of scholars and writers to take a serious look at how zombies threaten almost every aspect of our lives. Spawned from the viral publication "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection," this multidisciplinary book draws on a variety of fields including biology, history, law, gender studies, archaeology, library science and landscape architecture. Part homage to zombie films and fiction, part cultural study, this collection humorously explores our deep-seated fear of the undead. Engaging and accessible, Braaaiiinnnnssss! will amuse academics and zombie fans alike.
Robert Smith? is associate professor of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. (Before you ask, yes, the question mark is part of his name.) He co-authored the article "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection" that found international fame in the summer of 2009. He is also the author of Modelling Disease Ecology with Mathematics (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2008) and the co-editor of two volumes of Time, Unincorporated: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives (Mad Norwegian Press).