Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums is a collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation.
The book answers questions on everyone's mind about a diverse range of topics, abstract concepts, and popular and hard core science. Sections include: animals and agriculture, body, climate and energy, medical myths, mind and brain, research and technology, and more.
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable in just a few short pages. This book is for the curious, those with a thirst for answers, and those with a fascination of how phenomena, new technologies and current issues in our daily lives work.
Authored by prominent experts in their field, such as university professors, professionals and researchers in industry, academic institutions and societies
Written accessibly for a general audience, addressing the curious, those with a hunger for knowledge and those wishing to impress at dinner parties
The perfect way to get ahead in all the current topics quickly. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable
A collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation
Animals and agriculture
Climate and energy
Mind and brain
Research and technology
Space, time and matter
General readership, across educational backgrounds and ages. The curious, those with a thirst for answers, and those with a fascination of how phenomena, new technologies and current issues in our daily lives work.
Steve Morton, Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
Andy Sheppard, Theme Leader, Biodiversity, CSIRO
Mark Lonsdale, Chief, Ecosystem Sciences, CSIRO
Peter Daniels, Assistant Director, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO
Leon Lack, Professor of Psychology, Flinders University
Siobhan Banks, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia
Lisa Nissen, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Queensland
Tim Crowe, Associate Professor in Nutrition, Deakin University
Matthew Cooper, Professor, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Mark Blaskovich, Senior Research Officer, University of Queensland
Lyn Griffiths, Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Genomics Research Centre; Director, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University
Ian Colditz, Research Scientist, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, CSIRO