Reading good science writing is not just pleasurable and informative: it’s also necessary if we want to live engaged and examined lives in today’s hyper-technological, climate-changing world. The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 offers readers all these things – the delight in good writing, the satisfaction of learning, and the sobering reckoning with our society’s environmental impact and lack of political engagement with science. Yet it’s not afraid to challenge science itself on occasion – showing ‘its flaws as well as its finer moments’, as editor Bianca Nogrady puts it.
- Essays and Commentary
- Bianca Nogrady
- Robyn Arianrhod
- Non Fiction
- VIC contributor
- Monash contributor
Robyn Arianrhod is an affiliate in the School of Mathematics, Monash University, where she taught for many years; her research fields are general relativity and the history of mathematical science. As a science writer, she has published many articles and reviews, as well as four books blending popular science with history and biography. Her latest is Thomas Harriot: A life in science (OUP, 2019).
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