Game of Knowns: Science is Coming

Trade Paperback $19.99
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Game of Knowns

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743533789
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2014
  • Category: Mathematics & science / General
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $19.99

There are Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. And then there is Dr Karl.

"Dr Karl is Australia's incumbent President of Science" The Age

"There's no topic on which Dr Karl does not have an interestingly expressed opinion" The Weekly Review

The inimitable Dr Karl, Master Geek and National Living Treasure, reigns once more in his Dynasty of 34 Science Books with scintillating science scenarios, techie tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of followers.

In Game of Knowns, he divulges why psychopaths make good kings, how smartphones dumb down our conversations, why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass. He discloses the amazing opportunities that 3D Printing will bring, the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution.

Thereby Science is decreed to be the only true ruler of the kingdom, and there is none better to claim the Throne than Australia's most trusted and knowledge-thirsty scientist - Dr Karl.

Fans of Adam Spencer will love Game of Knowns.

Author Information

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. This MasterGeek appeared in the Top 10 list of Most Trusted Australians in 2014, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.


28 August 2018

Dr Karl is Australia's most beloved scientist. As a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician with 43 books under his belt, he has a lot of knowledge to share. How do we and every other species continue to survive on this planet? What can we learn from other organisms about tenacity? And what is really out there in space anyway? Dr Karl explores the mysteries of life and survival in the first ever Melbourne Writers Festival Schools' Program keynote. With Amie Kaufman. Year level: Grades 3-6.

10:00 AM

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Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000