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The Doctor

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The Doctor

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925481266
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 30/05/2017
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $19.99

THE TIME(LESS) LORD OF SCIENCE, DR KARL KRUSZELNICKI, IS BACK.

No need for the Tardis when you can mind travel through "wibbly-wobbly" theories of Time Travel, how alcohol makes you speak louder, how to tell what part of a movie the audience is watching without looking, and why Americans are no longer the tallest people on Earth. What will the discovery of Gravitational Waves do for you? Why do you sleep badly in an unfamiliar bed?

Why should you exercise before breakfast (not after) to stop weight piling on?

Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? What connects God, caffeine and chocolate? How does streaming a video for an hour use more electricity than running a fridge for a week? What are the secrets of immortal jellyfish and vampires? Are smoothies good for you? And just what is a "vomitorium"?

The Doctor lays it all down - without resorting to a Sonic Screwdriver.

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 consistently appears on the list of the Most Trusted Australians, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

AUTHOR EVENTS

18 November 2017

This event is part of Skepticon Australia 2017, a two-day convention that allows the public to question outlandish claims, like the earth is flat or chemtrails are a real thing, with reason and rationality to get closer to the truth. Day One, Session One starts off with a Welcome Address by the Australian Skeptics' President Eran Segev and an Introduction by the host, Lawrence Leung. Following this, Dr Karl will be expounding on some of the great moments in skepticism, including the potential for alien life, the negative effects of big pharma, the phenomenon of gravitational waves, and all the most fascinating political conspiracies with his session Great Moments in Skepticism. Following Dr Karl, former 'doctor' of naturopathy turned industry whistleblower, Britt Hermes, will be investigating the questionable ethics and pseudoscience that drove her out of the profession.

9:00 AM

City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place Sydney NSW 2000

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