The Best Australian Science Writing 2012 (Paperback)
Australia’s best science writing is showcased in this collection drawn from some of this the nation’s best publications. Questions such as these are addressed: How were Ned Kelly’s bones finally identified? What makes cockroaches some of the most successful creatures on the planet? Could some obscure bacteria finally rid the world of dengue fever? and How did infant reflux become the disease of the moment? 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 these essays are honest, rigorous, and true to the research that underlies it.
About the Author
Elizabeth Finkel is an award-winning journalist and a former professional research scientist. Her work has been appeared in numerous publications, including the Age, the Lancet, Nature Medicine, New Scientist, and Science, and has been broadcast for ABC Radio National. She is the author of The Genome Generation and Stem Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science. Brian Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow at Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory. His work on the accelerating universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.