GIVEAWAY: ‘Short Back & Science’ by Dr. Karl (SIGNED) & Dr. Karl Book Signing Event

So back in November I was fortunate enough to work another book signing with Australia’s much loved and favourite scientist, Dr. Karl. As usual, it was a fantastic day with a pretty consist and decent line of fun loving, science mad fans getting books for themselves and loved ones.



Personally I look forward to Dr. Karl’s visit each year, as I never really know what to expect from both him and his dedicated fans; all I really know is that on the day I’m going to learn a couple of new and interesting scientific trivia facts. I also love that his book are sorted into short one or two page sections so that you can read his books no matter the amount of time you have spare, and if you don’t have more than five minutes and don’t get back to it for a couple of months, that’s okay, as it’s easy to pick up where you left off. Not only that I love that Dr. Karl and his dedicated team at Pan Macmillan Australia assemble such a large variety of facts and myths in his books that are sure to appeal to everyone no matter their age, gender of personal tastes. A point reinforced by the diversity in the crowds we saw on the day.

I have TWO (2) copies of Dr. Karl’s latest release Short Back & Science to giveaway to two (2) lucky readers. To go in the draw to win one of these books simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite piece of trivia or scientific fact.

Please Note that this competition is only open to Australian Residents due to shipping limits, and the competition will close at midnight December 31, with winner notified by email and then announced on the blog no later than Monday 4th November.

PLEASE NOTE: Both books were signed at the event in November with the intention that I would give them away BEFORE Christmas, so the inscription in both books reads “Merry Christmas 2015, Dr Karl”. If you are okay with that, or forgot to get someone a Christmas present and think this might make a great gift, leave a comment on this post.




Lean back and settle in for cutting-edge scientific snippets from the trend-setting Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

In Short Back & Science , Dr Karl combs through some of the greatest scientific conundrums of our age, such as what is killing half the bacteria on Earth every two days and why don’t mole rats get cancer? Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea, and how did a toilet seat help to end the First World War?

Are bananas really slippery, radioactive and loaded with potassium? What do clouds weigh? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic?

Brushing aside any hype about coconuts and antioxidants, there is no one better to trim down to the facts than Australia’s most trusted scientist, Dr Karl.


10 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: ‘Short Back & Science’ by Dr. Karl (SIGNED) & Dr. Karl Book Signing Event

  1. Stuart M says:

    Of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, Gus Grisson was, before his untimely accidental death, the most obvious to be the first man to land on the moon.

  2. Anthony says:

    AN acoustic shock of more than 150 dB will cause an instant and permanent hearing loss. More likely from repeated exposure to noise Over100 dB

    • Jess says:

      Hey Joy. I love listening to him on the radio too, he has quite the personality and is so smart! Yep the book would be suitable for an 8 year old. It’s broken up to small bite size snippets so that no reader is overwhelmed and he covers bits and pieces of everything. At the signing he had a bunch of kids come up to him with their books, he does have a range of activity books for kids too. The big book of science, the Even bigger book of science and the Biggest book of science. He sometimes hands out business cards to kids and teachers when at events to do a free skype science session.

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