The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing. From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it. Now in its sixth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2016 brings together knowledge and insightfrom Australia's brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This livelycollection of essays covers a wide range of subjects, and challenges our persceptions of the world andhow we exist within it.
Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance Australian journalist, author and editor. She has more than 20 years experience in professional media, including roles at The Age, Sydney MorningHerald and Good Weekend and freelance reportage for The Guardian, The Monthly and New Scientist amongst others. She is the author of two books, including Feeling the Heat (2011) on climate science.