The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
  • Author : Ashley Hay
  • Release Date : 01 November 2014
  • Publisher : NewSouth
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9781742241883

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 Book Summary

The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Why were Darwinites craving a good storm during ‘The Angry Summer’? Is it true that tuberculosis has become deadlier over time? And are jellyfish really taking over the world? Now in its fourth year, this popular and acclaimed anthology steps inside the nation’s laboratories and its finest scientific and literary minds. Featuring prominent authors such as Tim Flannery, Jo Chandler, Frank Bowden and Iain McCalman, as well as many new voices, it covers topics as diverse and wondrous as our ‘lumpy’ universe, the creation of dragons and the frontiers of climate science.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Author : Ashley Hay
Publisher : NewSouth
Genre : Science
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The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Why were Darwinites craving a good storm during ‘The Angry Summer’? Is it true that tuberculosis ...

The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

Author : Bianca Nogrady
Publisher : NewSouth
Genre : Science
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The Best Australian Essays 2016

The Best Australian Essays 2016

Author : Geordie Williamson
Publisher : Black Inc.
Genre : Literary Collections
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‘The essay creates a place for slow thought on hectic subjects, and that is what the best of this year’s crop manage to do.’ —Geordie Williamson In The Best Australian Essays 2016, Geordie Williamson curates the year’s best non-fiction writing from Australia’s finest writers. The result is a ...

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Author : Sara Phillips
Publisher : NewSouth Publishing
Genre : Science
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