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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.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925480467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/07/2016
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / General
  • 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.

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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