About REBECCA PRIESTLEYI’m a science historian and writer. I write about all sorts of things, but I’m mostly interested in New Zealand’s science history, about which I’ve curated two exhibitions, The Art of Science and Butterflies, Boffins & Black Smokers. I write a regular science column for The Listener, which you can read here, and I’ve completed four books, which you can read more about here. I’m now working on an anthology of Antarctic science, which should be finished ... soon and trying to decide between two new book projects: a worthy history of science biography and a fun contemporary science story. Perhaps I'll do both. I mostly blog when I'm adventuring - most of these posts are from recent trips to Antarctica and the Kermadec Islands.
- Tiny grey warbler flitting about in oleria tree outside my window. So special, they're usually the bird you hear but don't see 54 minutes ago
- RT @nzscientists: With a great list of contributors: @RKPriestley @rhiansalmon @ppgardne @petergnz @Kubke @hendysh @reneeliang - any other … 1 hour ago
- RT @nzscientists: Registration for the 2014 NZAS conference now open! 4-5 April, at @aucklanduni Join us to talk science and society! http… 1 hour ago
- Now @ashleigh_young talking about her wonderful @GriffithREVIEW piece on isolation, hikikomori & a woman who lived in a cave #nzwritersweek 4 hours ago
- "A theme in all my nonfiction writing is the intoxicating boringness of this country" says @SteveBraunias #nzwritersweek 4 hours ago