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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady Lisa Harvey-Smith



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New South Books
01 November 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues
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 influenza's 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.

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Foreword by:   Lisa Harvey-Smith
Edited by:   Bianca Nogrady
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781742236407
ISBN 10:   1742236405
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science journalist, author and broadcaster. She was editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2015, and her work has appeared in four editions of the anthology.

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