Dr Karl's Short Back & Science

eBook $11.99
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Dr Karl's Short Back & Science

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743540220
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 27/10/2015
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Mathematics & science / General
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $11.99

Lean back and settle in for cutting-edge scientific snippets from the trend-setting Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

In Short Back & Science, Dr Karl combs through some of the greatest scientific conundrums of our age, such as what is killing half the bacteria on Earth every two days and why don't mole rats get cancer? Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea, and how did a toilet seat help to end the First World War?

Are bananas really slippery, radioactive and loaded with potassium? What do clouds weigh? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic?

Brushing aside any hype about coconuts and antioxidants, there is no one better to trim down to the facts than Australia's most trusted scientist, Dr Karl.

This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

Author Information

Dr Karl has published more than twenty books. He appears regularly on TV, has hosted Sleek Geeks with Adam Spencer, and is an engaging commentator on the scientific phenomena around us.


17 August 2018

The Australian Academy of Science is bringing Dr Karl Kruszelnicki to Canberra for a special National Science Week event. What is the real colour of the Universe? Do you really use only 10% of your brain? Do the Seven Deadly Sins still exist? What generates more power on a weight and volume basis - the mighty sun or your compost pile? And finally, the truth about Santa and astrology. These are just some of the questions Dr Karl will cover in a show set to inspire and entertain. Every week Dr Karl delivers several hours of radio science heard around Australia and the world. This is your opportunity to hear from Dr Karl in person.

7:00 PM

National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601 Website

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

Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Website