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Karl, the Universe and Everything - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Karl, the Universe and Everything

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2017
ISBN: 9781925481327
Number Of Pages: 320

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Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel.

Could there be life on one of Saturn's moons? How much power could you collect from all the lightning on Earth? Why do books have book-smell? Why is 10 per cent of the Earth's land area prone to sinkholes?

Why are some people chronically late? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Why do most people hardly remember anything from the first half-a-dozen years of their life?

How close are we to the Artificial Uterus? Why do some songs turn into "earworms" and stick inside your brain? Why does your hotel room access card get wiped so easily?

And is your home WiFi really spying on you?

About the Author

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. He consistently appears on the list of the Top 15 Most Trusted Australians, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

Wonderfully written for primary and early teen age group





Very interesting read for my 10 YO


I bought it for my 10 year old who likes to read but is not into heavy reading. He says he loves it.



Really enjoyed this book. Great for dipping into.


Great for reading aloud to share interesting facts. Enthralling for all. Thought provoking.

Wanaka, New Zealand


Looks good to me.


I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my son who has an enquiring mind. I had a quick look at the contents, and they were very engaging.

Longford, Tas.


Dr Karl enlightening us all.


I'm learning things and amusing others with the new info.

Western Sydney, Australia


No unless I was buying it for a specific person in mind.


It really resonated with me as the introvert I always suspected I am. Made me feel vindicated about the fact that I found crowded events difficult and always wanted to leave parties early. It has changed my perception of myself and I did a thing I have not done since student days. I underlined and made marginal notes. I recommend this book to introverts and those living with them.

Victoria Australia



4.8 6


ISBN: 9781925481327
ISBN-10: 1925481328
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st October 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.88

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

About the Author

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.

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