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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 Contributors

UNSW Press is pleased to announce the contributors featured in The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 anthology:

‘The dragons are changing’ by Angus Dalton was originally published under the same title in Sweaty City

‘Maxed out’ by Konrad Marshall was originally published as ‘Heart attacks of the mega-fit: how safe is extreme sport?’ in the Sydney Morning Herald

‘Crafting a ceramic habitat for a handfish’ by Nicole Gill was originally published under the same title in The Monthly

‘When planetary catastrophe is your day job’ by Leslie Hughes was originally published in The Monthly

‘Why we need to send artists into space’ by Lauren Fuge was originally published under the same title in Cosmos Magazine

‘Bush tobacco’ by Brenda Saunders was originally published under the same title in the Canberra Times

‘Life after death’ by Ivy Shih was originally published under the same title in The Wheeler Centre Notes

‘Elon Musk and the failure of our imagination in space’ by Ceridwen Dovey was originally published under the same title in the New Yorker

‘Getting cliterate’ by Melissa Fyfe was originally published under the title ‘Get cliterate: how a Melbourne doctor is redefining female sexuality’ in Good Weekend

‘A tale of two turtles’ by Dyani Lewis was originally published under the same title in Cosmos Magazine

‘[11] Sodium’ by Tricia Dearborn was originally published in her collection Autobiochemistry

‘How CRISPR could save 6 billion chickens from the meat grinder’ by Jackson Ryan was originally published under the same title on CNET

‘Lasting impressions’ by John Pickrell was originally published as ‘Australia’s Jurassic Park leaves lasting impressions’ in Cosmos Magazine

‘Everything, everything from shells’ by Meredi Ortega was originally published under the same title in The Rialto

‘And God damn it, we were ready!’ by Andrew Tink is an extract from his book Honeysuckle Creek, published by NewSouth Publishing

‘Letter to a weather station’ by Linden Ashcroft was originally published under the same title in 3RRR’s The Trip magazine

‘It’s not a replication crisis – it’s an innovation opportunity’ by Jon Brock was originally published under the same title on Medium

‘The butterfly effect’ by Jo Chandler was originally published under the same title in Griffith Review 63

‘An invisible disease’ by Annabel Stafford was originally published under the same title in Meanjin

‘Under IPCC forecasts babies born today will be 22 when warming hits 1.5 degrees Celsius – what will life be like?’ by Nick Kilvert was originally published under the same title on ABC News Online

‘n = 1’ by John Read is a chapter of his book Among the Pigeons, published by Wakefield Press

‘Golf balls on the Moon’ by Mark O’Flynn was originally published under the same title in the Canberra Times

‘Solving the mystery of lost foals’ by Natalie Parletta was originally published under the same title in Cosmos Magazine

‘Alchemy’ by Ellen Broad is an extract from her book Made by Humans, published by Melbourne University Publishing

‘Oceans of krill’ by Stephen Nicol is an extract from his book The Curious Life of Krill, published by Island Press

‘Can wedge-tailed eagles survive the slaughter?’ by Simone Fox Koob was originally published under the same title in The Age

‘What do we mean when we call something a disease?’ by Felicity Nelson was originally published under the same title in The Medical Republic

‘A pest in paradise’ by Carl Smith was originally published under the same title on ABC Science

‘Step away from the coffee’ by Jane McCredie was originally published under the title ‘Life’s pleasures lost in a sea of misinformation’ in MJA Insight

‘The 1918 influenza pandemic affected the whole world – could it happen again?’ by Tegan Taylor was originally published under the same title on ABC News Online

‘A star is torn’ by Phil Dooley was originally published under the same title in Cosmos Magazine

‘Ghost species and shadow places’ by Cameron Muir was originally published under the same title in Griffith Review 63

‘The bone hunters’ by Genelle Weule was originally published under the same title on ABC Science

‘While politicians refuse to act, Australians become more overweight’ by Dana McCauley was originally published under the same title in the Sydney Morning Herald

‘A tiny coral paradise in the Great Barrier Reef reckons with climate change’ by Helen Sullivan was originally published under the same title in the New Yorker

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 edited by Bianca Nogrady will be published by NewSouth in November 2019. 

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Edited by Bianca Nogrady, foreword by Lisa Harvey-Smith

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