Stephen Pincock (ed.): The Best Australian Science Writing 2011

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November 2011, no. 336

Stephen Pincock (ed.): The Best Australian Science Writing 2011

Reviewed by
November 2011, no. 336

Rolling gonads

Rosaleen Love

 

The Best Australian Science Writing 2011
edited by Stephen Pincock
New South, $29.95 pb, 222 pp, 9781742233000

 

It is a brave editor who compiles a paper-based anthology of science writing in the age of the Internet. Electronic publishing allows the skilful juxtaposition of text and image, with the added value of links that lead the viewer to instantly available extra information. With Stephen Pincock’s print anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2011, I am nostalgically transported to the nineteenth century, where Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley brought their science to the people in discursive essay form.

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