Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925480467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/07/2016
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / General
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $19.99

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.

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 consistently appears on the list of the Top 15 Most Trusted Australians, and was recently named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.


5 May 2019

Join Dr Karl at SWF as he discusses his latest book VITAL SCIENCE.

10:00 AM

Carriageworks, Track 8
245 Wilson Street Eveleigh NSW 2015 Website

10 May 2019

Meet Dr Karl Exploring Vital Science-tistics, while talking about his new book VITAL SCIENCE.

10:45 AM

The Potter Pavillion
The Goods Shed 4 Shenton Rd Claremont WA 6010 Website