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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 edited by Bianca Nogrady

Reviewed by
December 2019, no. 417
Robyn Arianrhod reviews 'The Best Australian Science Writing 2019' edited by Bianca Nogrady

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

edited by Bianca Nogrady

NewSouth, $29.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781742236407

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 edited by Bianca Nogrady

Reviewed by
December 2019, no. 417

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.

Robyn Arianrhod reviews 'The Best Australian Science Writing 2019' edited by Bianca Nogrady

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

edited by Bianca Nogrady

NewSouth, $29.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781742236407

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