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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Review: Vital Science

I think most people in Australia have heard of 'Dr. Karl' Kruszelnicki. After all, he was named a 'National Living Treasure' by the National Trust of Australia and deserves the title. With over 30 popular, interesting and fun science and fact-related books to his name, his latest book, Vital Science will also surely please everyone.

Vital Science, will entertain and educate kids and teens of all ages (and adults too!). The easy to read chapters are filled with a good mix of science, facts and topical issues that Dr. Karl is so well known and respected for.

Chapters on trees having senses, why people lie, why whales are so big, volcanoes vs humans, tennis grunting, the doomsday seed vault, foreign accent syndrome and many more factual, quirky and topical issues will have readers riveted.

The layout is engaging and easy to follow, with images lending to the light and succinct delivery. This is a great read or gift for the curious and inquisitive child or child in you - and for those who can't get enough of quirky, fascinating facts. Topics covered in Vital Science are perfect to kick off a school project or a 'Did you know' conversation.

Dr. Karl knows his stuff and makes learning fun. He has worked as a doctor, engineer, physicist, mathematician and has his own radio program. In 2006 was made a member of the Order of Australia. To see our review of two of his other books follow this link.

Title: Vital Science
Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Publisher: Macmillan, $34.99
Publication Date: 30 October 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760781224
For ages: 10+
Type: Middle Grade and Teen Non-Fiction


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