Whether they measure the universe or the atom, work with whales or microbes, explore some of the world's most inhospitable places or persevere against all odds to discover the last survivors of a species considered extinct, each of the scientists profiled in this book is driven by a passion for their discipline and a desire to better understand the world around us. By presenting the life and work of each scientist in chronological sequence, this book also charts the history of science in New Zealand over the past two centuries. Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA is based on a major science exhibition, curated by the authors and held at the National Library of New Zealand in 2006.
Elsie Locke Award winner 2009
Veronika Meduna is a scientific writer specialising in Antarctic science, genetics and medicine. Rebecca Priestley is also a scientific writer with special interests in nuclear and earth sciences.
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