Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA: 68 Great New Zealand Scientists

Author(s): Veronika Meduna & Rebecca Priestley


From Joseph Banks to Ernest Rutherford to Beatrice Tinsley to Ingrid Visser, 'Atoms, Dinosaurs & DNA' covers 68 of New Zealand's most pre-eminent scientists. Among them are some of the earliest explorers and collectors, the first professional scientists and some of today's leading scientists who are continuing to make discoveries about our world and working to shape our future. There is a great spread of specialst fields include botany, physics, geology, archaeology, nutrition, marine science, palaentology, nanotechnology, ornithology, conservation and much more. By presenting the life and work of each scientist in chronological sequence, this book also charts the history of science in New Zealand over the past two centuries. This book is based on a major science exhibition, curated by the authors and held at the National Library of NZ in 2006.

Product Information

Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2009 and LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Award 2009.

Veronika Meduna is a science journalist best known for her broadcasts on Radio New Zealand National. Rebecca Priestley is a science historian and writer, and editor of The Awa Book of New Zealand Science.

General Fields

  • : 9781869419547
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : 0.83
  • : August 2008
  • : 250mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Veronika Meduna & Rebecca Priestley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : Very Good
  • : 160
  • : illustrations, maps