Monday, April 16, 2012
Science on Ice: Discovering the secrets of Antarctica
by Veronika Meduna
Auckland University Press - hardback, illustrations, $59.99
Diving under the ice, surveying lichen forests and penguin colonies, drilling into the planet's history or recording the faint hum of the Big Bang: every year, scientists from around the world head south to the coldest, windiest, driest and highest place on Earth. There on the frozen continent they tackle fundamental questions about life and the world around us. Science on Ice presents their fascinating discoveries.
About the author:
Veronica Meduna trained and worked as a microbiologist before becoming New Zealand’s leading science journalist. A presenter and producer on Radio New Zealand National, she is the co-author of Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA: 68 Great New Zealand Scientists (2008). Meduna has visited Antarctica on two occasions – trips she will never forget.
Author photo by Andy Reisinger - 2012