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John Pickrell
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The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

John Pickrell


9781742235882

New South Books


Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science


Paperback

336 pages

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'For the general reader, there are few better ways to get the backstory to the latest developments and controversies in science than through this annual collection of essays (and poems).' - Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical questions about the environment in which we live.

Now in its eighth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia's brightest authors, journalists and scientists to challenge perceptions of the world we think we know.

This year's selection includes the best of Australia's science writing talent: Jo Chandler, Andrew Leigh, Michael Slezak, Elizabeth Finkel, Bianca Nogrady, Ashley Hay, Joel Werner, Margaret Wertheim and many more.

'The type of writing epitomised by Gould (who died in 2002) - accessible, intelligent, and entertaining - has inspired generations, and, I am glad to say, continues today in the likes of The Best Australian Science Writing 2018, edited by John Pickrell. The latest compilation of recent popular science writing, it showcases advancements in research but also highlights the importance of fundamental concepts championed by writers like Gould.' - Paul Humphries, Australian Book Review

Edited by:   John Pickrell
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781742235882
ISBN 10:   1742235883
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Pickrell is an award-winning journalist and former editor of Australian Geographic magazine. He has worked in London, Washington DC and Sydney for publications including New Scientist, Science, Science News and Cosmos. He has a Master of Science in evolutionary biology and biodiversity. He is the author of Flying Dinosaurs: How fearsome reptiles became birds and Weird Dinosaurs: The Strange new fossils challenging everything we thought we knew.

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