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The Best Australian Science Writing 2023

Donna Lu

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NewSouth Publishing
01 November 2023

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Now in its 13th year, this fabulous anthology showcases more than 30 of the best Australian science pieces. It covers a vast array of fascinating topics from the microscopic to the astronomical, including ice cores in the Antarctic, antimatter, first astronomers, bogong moths, long covid, space cowboys, reverse-engineering of brain circuitry and the ethics of saving endangered species. Always guaranteed to stimulate, inform, provoke thought and make you look for more on the different subjects! Lindy


Should we alter animals' DNA to save them from extinction? What secrets will old ice reveal to us about the Earth's deep past? How is the world's most expensive - and explosive - substance made?

Great science writing offers fascinating insights into our surrounding environments, inspires awe at the wonders of the natural world, and also seeks to understand and address some of the biggest problems of our time.

Science writing encompasses the vastness of the universe and all the diverse life forms within it. Stories abound in both the microscopic and the astronomical, from the scientists trying to reverse-engineer brain circuitry to the largest radio telescope of its kind on Earth which could help us detect alien life.

This much-loved anthology - now in its thirteenth year - selects the most thought-provoking, poignant and dazzling science stories and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists.

With a foreword by scientist and engineer Professor Mary O'Kane AC, The Best Australian Science Writing 2023 covers another remarkable year filled with watershed moments in science.

INCLUDES THE SHORTLISTED ENTRIES FOR THE 2023 UNSW PRESS BRAGG PRIZE FOR SCIENCE WRITING, AND THE 2022 STUDENT PRIZEWINNING ESSAY.

CONTRIBUTORS:

Jo Chandler

Angus Dalton

Nicky Phillips

Jacinta Bowler

Helen Sullivan

Heather Taylor-Johnson

Sara Webb

Meredi Ortega

Drew Rooke

Amalyah Hart

Alice Klein

Lauren Fuge

Zoe Kean

Miki Perkins

Bianca Nogrady

Rebecca Giggs

Alice Gorman

Belinda Smith and Alan Weedon

Felicity Plunkett

Clare Watson

Fiona McMillan-Webster

Euan Ritchie

Paul Biegler

Tabitha Carvan

Karlie Noon and Krystal De Napoli

Jane McCredie

Elizabeth Finkel

Smriti Mallapaty

Anne Casey

Jackson Ryan

Carl Smith
Edited by:  
Imprint:   NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781742238005
ISBN 10:   1742238009
Series:   The Best Australian Science
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Best Australian Science Writing 2023

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Now in its 13th year, this fabulous anthology showcases more than 30 of the best Australian science pieces. It covers a vast array of fascinating topics from the microscopic to the astronomical, including ice cores in the Antarctic, antimatter, first astronomers, bogong moths, long covid, space cowboys, reverse-engineering of brain circuitry and the ethics of saving endangered species. Always guaranteed to stimulate, inform, provoke thought and make you look for more on the different subjects! Lindy



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