|23 April 2010
Discovery Science Writers Series: Leo Joseph and Libby Robin
23 April 2010 12:30pm
Authors Dr Leo Joseph and Dr Libby Robin discuss the science behind their book ‘Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country’.
Black Mountain Laboratories
Clunies Ross Street, Acton
About the talk
Dr Leo Joseph and Dr Libby Robin have edited the marvellous new work Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country, which recounts the history and the authors’ personal experiences of a particular bird species and their strategies for survival in the ever-changing climate of Australia.
Dr Joseph and Dr Robin join Mr Cris Kennedy from CSIRO Discovery Centre in a conversation about the process of writing for and editing their Whitley Award Winning book.
Read more about Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country.
About the authors
Dr Joseph is the Director and research leader of the Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) and a board member of the ANWC Foundation.
Read more about Dr Leo Joseph: investigating the evolution of Australian birds.
Dr Robin has a joint appointment in the Fenner School of the Australian National University, and as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
She is an environmental historian with a Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Science from the University of Melbourne, Victoria. She currently coordinates the Australasian Environmental History Network.
About the Discovery Science Writers Series
CSIRO Discovery presents a series that celebrates authors from the Canberra region who publish in the science arena. Our talks will focus on the science behind the publications as well as the writing process.
Our authors have all recently published, and where possible, copies of their books will be on sale at our events and our authors will sign copies for you.
The Discovery Science Writers Series is presented in association with the Australian Science Communicators ACT.
Read more about this event on CSIRO’s events listing.
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