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Karl, the Universe and Everything

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Karl, the Universe and Everything

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781925481327
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 31/10/2017
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Popular science
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $34.99

Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel.

Could there be life on one of Saturn's moons? How much power could you collect from all the lightning on Earth? Why do books have book-smell? Why is 10 per cent of the Earth's land area prone to sinkholes?

Why are some people chronically late? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Why do most people hardly remember anything from the first half-a-dozen years of their life?

How close are we to the Artificial Uterus? Why do some songs turn into "earworms" and stick inside your brain? Why does your hotel room access card get wiped so easily?

And is your home WiFi really spying on you?

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 Top 15 Most Trusted Australians, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

AUTHOR EVENTS

30 October 2017

Dr Karl will be guest keynote speaker at Machines2017 - the 18th annual Machines conference. Machines2017 will focus on electrical machine condition monitoring (CM) and how contemporary approaches can be used to optimise machine maintenance. Machines2017 is directed at engineering and maintenance personnel, who purchase, install, test, maintain and/or repair motors, generators and transformers. Consultants, manufacturers and repair shop personnel are also welcome.

4:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
242 Arden Street Coogee NSW 2034

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