The best Australian science writing 2019

The best Australian science writing 2019
  • Item Type: Book - 500 BEST
  • Published: 2019
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Good science writing makes us feel. It makes us delight in the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens puzzling over golf balls on the Moon, wonder at the mystery of the Spanish influenzas deadly rampage, grieve for baby shearwater chicks dying with plastic-filled stomachs, rage at the loss of the Great Barrier Reef and cheer for the clitoris long-overdue scientific debut. This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, insightful and brilliant essays and poetry from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and breadth of science, revealing how a ceramic artist is helping to save the handfish, what is so dangerous about the hype around artificial intelligence and whether too much exercise is bad for the heart. It makes us think, feel and hopefully act.

Related Subjects

Technical writing--Australia.
Communication in science--Australia.
Science in literature.

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ISBN:

9781742236407 (paperback)

Title:

The best Australian science writing 2019 / edited by Bianca Nogrady ; foreword by Lisa Harvey-Smith.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

xii, 303 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Technical writing--Australia.

Subject term:

Communication in science--Australia.

Subject term:

Science in literature.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Nogrady, Bianca,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Harvey-Smith, Lisa,

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