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Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees need each other to grow and how do they communicate? Why did a group of scientists voluntarily starve to death while surrounded by tonnes of food?

How long does a decapitated head stay "alive"? What human artefacts can be seen with the naked eye from the International Space Station? Who is Bertha Benz and how did her first car trip revolutionise how we use petrol today?

Finally, monitor your breathing and learn why whales are so big, why oral histories are surprisingly accurate and try the five tried-and-tested steps to becoming a wellness guru.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760781224
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 30/10/2018
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $34.99

Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees need each other to grow and how do they communicate? Why did a group of scientists voluntarily starve to death while surrounded by tonnes of food?

How long does a decapitated head stay "alive"? What human artefacts can be seen with the naked eye from the International Space Station? Who is Bertha Benz and how did her first car trip revolutionise how we use petrol today?

Finally, monitor your breathing and learn why whales are so big, why oral histories are surprisingly accurate and try the five tried-and-tested steps to becoming a wellness guru.

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. He has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

Dr Karl brings science to the airwaves every Thursday on the popular Science segment on the triple j Mornings show. He is gaining even more popularity with his newest podcast Shirtloads of Science and was the host of the Discovery Channel's ten-part TV series Dr Karl's Outrageous Acts of Science.

AUTHOR EVENTS

24 August 2019

Join Eddie Woo & Dr Karl at at the Canberra Writers Festival event as they discuss their books WOO'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHS and VITAL SCIENCE

3:30 PM

Theatre, National Library of Australia
Parkes Pl W Canberra ACT 2600 Website



25 August 2019

Join Dr Karl at the Canberra Writers Festival event Viral Outbreak: to Vax or Not to Vax as he discusses his book VITAL SCIENCE.

9:30 AM

Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
Lawson Cres Acton ACT 2601 Website



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