Vital Science

Vital Science 1

by Karl Kruszelnicki

Hardback Publication Date: 30/10/2018

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Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees need each other to grow and how do they communicate? Why did a group of scientists voluntarily starve to death while surrounded by tonnes of food?

How long does a decapitated head stay "alive"? What human artefacts can be seen with the naked eye from the International Space Station? Who is Bertha Benz and how did her first car trip revolutionise how we use petrol today?

Finally, monitor your breathing and learn why whales are so big, why oral histories are surprisingly accurate and try the five tried-and-tested steps to becoming a wellness guru.

ISBN:
9781760781224
9781760781224
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-10-2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
241x161x26mm
Weight:
0.75kg
Karl Kruszelnicki

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM just loves science to pieces, and has been spreading the word in print, on TV and radio and online for more than thirty years.

The author of 45 books, Dr Karl is a lifetime student with degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, taxi driver, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at the Children's Hospital in Sydney.

Dr Karl has test driven four-wheel-drives through the Australian Outback for two decades, covering fifteen of the seventeen deserts. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.

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    I gave this book to my granddaughter. She was instantly interested. It should be a good reference to add to the shelf.