The Best Australian Science Writing 2020
edited by Sara Phillips, foreword by Peter C. Doherty


Paperback | Dec 2020 | NewSouth | 9781742236841 | 304pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

The annual collection – now in its tenth year – celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.

Can fish feel pain? Does it matter if a dingo is different from a dog? Is there life in a glob of subterranean snot? Science tackles some unexpected questions. At a time when the world is buffeted by the effects of a pandemic, climate change and accelerating technology, the fruits of scientific labour and enquiry have never been more in demand. Who better to navigate us through these unprecedented days than Australia's best science writers?

Now in its tenth year, this much-loved anthology selects the most riveting, poignant and entertaining science stories and essays from Australian writers, poets and scientists. In their expert hands such ordinary objects as milk and sticky tape become imbued with new meaning, while the furthest reaches of our universe are made more familiar and comprehensible.

With a foreword from Nobel laureate and immunologist Peter C Doherty, this collection brings fresh perspective to the world you thought you knew.