The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
Author: Ashley Hay
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781742241883

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The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Why were Darwinites craving a good storm during ‘The Angry Summer’? Is it true that tuberculosis has become deadlier over time? And are jellyfish really taking over the world? Now in its fourth year, this popular and acclaimed anthology steps inside the nation’s laboratories and its finest scientific and literary minds. Featuring prominent authors such as Tim Flannery, Jo Chandler, Frank Bowden and Iain McCalman, as well as many new voices, it covers topics as diverse and wondrous as our ‘lumpy’ universe, the creation of dragons and the frontiers of climate science.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
Author: Ashley Hay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
Genre: Communication in science
ISBN: 174224713X

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

The Best Australian Science Writing 2015
Author: Bianca Nogrady
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781742242231

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The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. How does dust connect the cosmos with our bed sheets? Why do lobsters do the Mexican Wave backwards? And what makes us feel ‘wetness’ when there’s no such thing as ‘wet’ nerve receptors? Now in its fifth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia’s brightest thinkers in examining the world around us. From our obsession with Mars to the mating habits of fish, this lively collection covers a range of topics and delights in challenging our perceptions of the planet we think we know.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2021

The Best Australian Science Writing 2021
Author: Dyani Lewis
Publsiher: NewSouth Publishing
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-11-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781742238272

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Is there life in the clouds of Venus? How could Indigenous burning practices stave off catastrophic bushfires? What do horseshoe bats, raccoon dogs and pet cats have to do with the global pandemic? Science writing tells the stories of life and human endeavour in all its marvellous – often messy – complexity. Now in its eleventh year – and with a foreword by Australia’s Chief Scientist, the renowned physicist Cathy Foley – The Best Australian Science Writing 2021 is a collection that showcases the nation’s best science writing. New voices join prominent science writers and journalists, taking us to the depths of the ocean, the fuels of the future, and to the Ryugu asteroid and back. The collection also brings us straight to the heart of complex ethical dilemmas and the calamitous crises challenging scientists and writers alike. Includes the shortlisted entries for the 2021 UNSW Press Bragg Prize and the 2020 UNSW Press Bragg Student Prize winning essay.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

The Best Australian Science Writing 2020
Author: Sara Phillips
Publsiher: NewSouth Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-12-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781742249599

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The annual collection – now in its tenth year – celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing. Can fish feel pain? Does it matter if a dingo is different from a dog? Is there life in a glob of subterranean snot? Science tackles some unexpected questions. At a time when the world is buffeted by the effects of a pandemic, climate change and accelerating technology, the fruits of scientific labour and enquiry have never been more in demand. Who better to navigate us through these unprecedented days than Australia's best science writers? Now in its tenth year, this much-loved anthology selects the most riveting, poignant and entertaining science stories and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists. In their expert hands such ordinary objects as milk and sticky tape become imbued with new meaning, while the furthest reaches of our universe are made more familiar and comprehensible. With a foreword from Nobel laureate and immunologist Peter C Doherty, this collection brings fresh perspective to the world you thought you knew.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016
Author: Jo Chandler
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1742235034

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From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it. Now in its sixth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2016 brings together knowledge and insights from Australia's brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide range of subjects and challenges our perceptions of the world and how we exist within it.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018
Author: John Pickrell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-02-06
Genre: Anthologies
ISBN: 0369300254

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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, 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 Best Australian Science Writing 2017

The Best Australian Science Writing 2017
Author: Michael Slezak
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1742235557

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The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing. From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating, or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it. Now in its seventh year, The Best Australian Science Writing brings together knowledge and insight from Australia's brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the world and how we exist within it.