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.
- RT @Lanipai: NZ’s largest native moth was called pepe tuna or “eel moth” as its caterpillars made perfect eel bait #WikiReoMaori http://t.c… 7 hours ago
- RT @TinaAdcock: A beautiful way of expressing the epistemic tension between the two halves of academic life: teaching and writing. http://t… 23 hours ago
- “For 10 years, there was a #nuclear power station here on Ross Island” #Antarctica online course starts 28 Sep youtube.com/watch?v=tWRSxc… 2 days ago
- RT @VicMetcalf_NZ: A short #SAVVY clip talking about my #Antarctic #fish research on #ClimateChange impacts youtu.be/tCiLtYkEmcM - than… 2 days ago
- Upset by the revoltingly messy state of my office. Friends: time to stage an intervention? #cryforhelp @rhiansalmon @Kate_M_McGrath @CD4G 3 days ago