The Science Show with Robyn Williams on Radio National is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. Scientific issues, debates, events, personalities, exposing scientific fraud, discoveries and broadcasting pranks have been its hallmarks, and the show has given Australians fascinating insights into all manner of things.
In this lively account of forty years of The Science Show, Robyn reveals in his inimitable style why science is important - touching on topics like the flakes and the heroes, propaganda, cosmic revolutions, our relationship with animals, women in science, and of course, the environment.
Informative, entertaining and memorable, this is a book that is a must read for anyone who is interested in ideas and the truth.
Robyn Williams, the long time presenter of The Science Show, knows how to speak and write Science! In this comprehensive review of the 40 years of the show he explains all of the important stories from the past and the scientists involved. He rejoices, celebrates and has a deep respect for, in particular, female scientists.
I listened to the audio book, read by the author complete with audio of some of the scientists speaking. I would highly recommend the audio for anyone who might be put off by the quantity and breadth of the print copy as I found it made the subject matter quite accessible.