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New South Books, December 2020
Softcover, 304 pages
23.4cm × 15.3cm

The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

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The annual collection - now in its tenth year - celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.

Can fish feel pain? Does it matter if a dingo is different from a

dog? Is there life in a glob of subterranean snot? Science tackles some

unexpected questions. At a time when the world is buffeted by the effects of a

pandemic, climate change and accelerating technology, the fruits of scientific

labour and enquiry have never been more in demand. Who better to navigate us

through these unprecedented days than Australia's best science writers?

Now in its tenth year, this much-loved

anthology selects the most riveting, poignant and entertaining science stories

and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists. In their expert hands

such ordinary objects as milk and sticky tape become imbued with new meaning,

while the furthest reaches of our universe are made more familiar and


With a foreword from Nobel laureate and

immunologist Peter C Doherty, this collection brings fresh perspective to the

world you thought you knew.

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