Science in Australia – from the voyage of the Cygnet to the flight of the kite

Coming Soon!

The book is entering its final stages and will be ready for publication soon.

In the mean-time, here are some excerpts to whet your appetite.

Please note

  • these are excerpts, not the complete chapters, minus illustrations and the complete text, and nor are all the chapters covered in this list as yet.
  • while full references and citations will appear in the book, this work is original and all interpretation is my own.

Links to further information on each topic will also be posted in the near future.  

William Dampier – the first and the last

Joseph Banks – the butterfly effect

William Dawes – truly a Heavenly visionary

From the sublime to the meticulous – John Tebbutt and Henry Chamberlain Russell

Charles Darwin – visiting visionary

William Farrer

Louis Pasteur

Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay

Lawrence Hargrave – the flight of the kite

Lawrence Bragg – seeing the light