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The best Australian science writing 2018

Author: John Pickrell
Publisher: Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pickrell
ISBN: 9781742235882 1742235883
OCLC Number: 1059538692
Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Professor Michelle Simmons --
Introduction / John Pickrell --
The origins of entanglement / Robyn Arianrhod --
Kilonova / Alicia Sometimes --
"Would you burn the Mona Lisa if it was sent?" : our horror bureaucratic bungle / Nick O'Malley --
Star of the sub-atomic / Richard Guilliatt --
Curing homosexuality / Jane McCredie --
Wildlife interrupted / Penny van Oosterzee --
The Great Southern Reef / James Bradley --
Spectre / PS Cottier --
The anything factory / James Mitchell Crow --
Hauntology on counrty / Jess Cockerill --
The birdman's wife / melissa Ashley --
Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient Egypt / Bianca Nogrady --
Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge / Jo Chandler --
The hole truth? / Rod Taylor --
Shoal attack : how a school of fish helped Aussie netballers win gold / Joel Werner and Jonathan Webb --
Bionic eyes, arms and spines are no longer science fiction / Carl Smith --
Speak for the trees : hope and hopelessness mingle in the singed Tarkine / Ben Walter --
"Is Ian cured? Maybe" : the astonishing cancer treatment of Australia's chief scientist / Michael Slezak --
Sexual harassment in science : why so few report it and what happens to those who do / Belinda Smith --
From bloodletting to placebo surgery / Andrew Leigh --
Trapdoor spiders made a terrifying ocean voyage to move to Australia / Peter Dockrill --
Urban life aquatic : a discovery in Paris reveals a huge ecosystem hidden in plain sight / Fiona McMillan --
Holy shark / Ashley Hay --
The botanist, the chemist, and the painkilling lettuce / Liam Mannix --
The bad science of medical cannabis / Elizabeth Finkel --
Coming clean ; the physics of doing the laundry / Phil Dooley --
A new toolkit for fighting the toad / Rick Shine --
Maryam Mirzakhani : remembering a brilliant mathematician who inspired a world of possibilities / Nalini Joshi --
Radical dimensions / Margaret Wertheim --
Big bang : the science of sex in space / Michelle Starr --
The five senses / Ian Wicks --
The search for alien life / Tim Dean.
Responsibility: foreword by Professor Michelle Simmons, edited by John Pickrell.

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