Sunday, November 04, 2012
This Thursday (8/11/12) on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - We Go All Nuke - again!
Our guest is Rebecca Priestley, a science writer and historian with a particular interest in New Zealand’s science history. Her anthology, The Awa Book of New Zealand Science, won the 2009 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize and Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA: 68 Great New Zealand Scientists, co-authored with Veronika Meduna, won the Elsie Locke Award for Children’s Non-fiction in 2009. Rebecca curated The Art of Science, a joint exhibition between the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, which opened in March 2011. As well as her regular science column for The Listener, she writes the occasional book review or travel feature and is working on two books: an anthology of Antarctic science and another on New Zealand’s nuclear and radiation history - Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age (AUP $44.99) .
Click her for background about this book and some very interesting vintage instruction movies about life in the Nuclear Age: http://adventuresofthecoffeebarkid.blogspot.co.nz/
Tune in to the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - Tonite from 7.30PM.