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More than a Book, it’s a Digital Experience: Read a Review of Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science

November 4, 2019

Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science is more than a book – it’s a digital experience!

Trivia buffs and science fanatics won’t be able to get enough of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s new book Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science. Using the concept of going on a road trip and exploring the things that he finds on the way, Dr Karl takes readers, young and old on a journey to greater knowledge!

He’s on a mission to track down wonder and awe in the Universe and in this book you’ll find an amazing array of facts delivered with the energy and passion that we’ve come to expect from Dr Karl – his love of science exudes from the page. With the use of vibrant colours and images and his contagious curiosity you will not be bored (although he does advocate for a bit of boredom) with this book in the house.

Find out about:

Why wombat poo is cube-shaped

Genetic testing and the human genome project

Hole phobia – is it even a phobia?

Rogue planets and much, much more …

There are fact boxes, Q&As, amazing illustrations and notes provided so you can continue on this scientific road trip solo or with friends, with your family or in a classroom of fellow students.

Surely that’s enough to get you excited but wait there’s more…

Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science is more than a book – it’s a digital experience as well! There is also an app that you can download that allows you to access augmented reality features. Find the hidden Easter eggs, yes you read that correctly – you’ll have to take a look at the book to find out what we mean – that lead to extra layers of information. You can also see a mini Dr Karl pop up like a hologram to tell you directly about what’s in the chapter.

This feature alone is worth taking a look at the book. Dr Karl also has a great website where you can continue to learn more including videos, radio interviews and podcasts. There are also teachers notes to download here. He clearly never sleeps!

Dr Karl has more than 1 million books in print and while this is his 45th title there is no sign of him slowing down. When he came into the Better Reading office to talk about this book and his amazing career, we learnt not only about these things but about anything and everything his eyes landed on. He was nothing short of inspiring and what a great role model for budding scientists!

Perfect for over the holiday break when you have the chance to really delve into topics of interest and get the kids excited about science! Definitely one for the Christmas gift list.

Buy a copy of Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip Through Science here.

About Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM just loves science to pieces, and has been spreading the word in print, on TV and radio and online for more than thirty years. The author of 45 books, Dr Karl is a lifetime student with degrees in physics and mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, taxi driver, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at the Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Dr Karl has test driven four-wheel-drives through the Australian Outback for two decades, covering fifteen of the seventeen deserts. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.






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  1. Kerry

    What age child is this suited to?

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