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Game of Knowns : Science is Coming... - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Game of Knowns

Science is Coming...

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Published: 1st November 2013
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There are Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. And then there is Dr Karl. The inimitable Dr Karl is back again with more scintillating science scenarios, techy tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of Twitter followers.

In Game of Knowns, he tells us why psychopaths make good kings, how smart phones dumb down our conversations, explains why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal, and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass.

He also gives us the low-down on comets, explains the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution. It is thereby decreed: science is the only true ruler of the kingdom, and there is none better to claim the crown than Australia's most trusted scientist - Dr Karl.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Lots of useful info (and some "just interesting" info) in nice bite sized, easily digested format. Ideal for gleaning those conversation starting facts that make you seem pretty smart.

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    Game of Knowns

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        A great read if you are scientifically inclined. If you are not, I imagine, a ho-hum book.

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        Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

        Karl’s media career began in 1981, when he started presenting ‘Great Moments In Science ‘ on Double J to pay his way through medical school. Since then, his media career has exploded from radio to include TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, and of course, the Net. Karl made his TV debut in 1985 as the presenter of the first series of Quantum. Since 1986 he has reported science on the Midday Show, Good Morning Australia (including a full-time stint in 1991-2 as the TV Weatherman and science reporter), the Today Show and Channel 7′s breakfast program Sunrise. Along side his fellow geek Adam Spencer, he has written and co-produced two series of Sleek Geeks for ABC TV. Karl also popularises science on ABC radio stations across Australia and, on the BBC, for several hours each week.

        In 2012, Asteroid 18412 was named in honour of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – it was discovered by Robert H. McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia, on June 13, 1993.

        Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor.

        He is the author of 34 popular science books, with No. 35 & 36 on the way. Dr Karl is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.

        Visit Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781742613345
        ISBN-10: 1742613349
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 304
        Published: 1st November 2013
        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
        Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 15.0  x 2.7
        Weight (kg): 0.55