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Vital Science - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Hardcover Published: 30th October 2018
ISBN: 9781760781224
Number Of Pages: 320

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Get your pulse racing and discover why humans tell lies.

Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees need each other to grow and how do they communicate? Why did a group of scientists voluntarily starve to death while surrounded by tonnes of food?

How long does a decapitated head stay "alive"? What human artefacts can be seen with the naked eye from the International Space Station? Who is Bertha Benz and how did her first car trip revolutionise how we use petrol today?

Finally, monitor your breathing and learn why whales are so big, why oral histories are surprisingly accurate and try the five tried-and-tested steps to becoming a wellness guru.

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 Most Trusted Australians, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

Excellent and entertaining


I expected it to be good and it was.

Sunshine Coast


This was a Christmas gift for my grandson who loves to learn


My grandson loves this book and shares his acquired knowledge with us all!

Central coast nsw




While inevitably superficial, this is nonetheless a fascinating miscellany of facts. Well written. A good read.



A really good read


This is a good book for the younger generation.




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ISBN: 9781760781224
ISBN-10: 1760781223
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th October 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.76