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 @nicgaston: @RKPriestley for science: becoming a doctor (Gutkind collection); landscape: Raban (driving home - & bad land if you stretch… 12 hours ago
- RT @gnat: @auchmill @RKPriestley & You can't really go wrong with Atul Gawande. Complications, Better are good. He bigpictures his persona… 12 hours ago
- RT @auchmill: @RKPriestley Sarah Bakewell’s How to Live: a Life of Montaigne. Writer on an essayist. Gorgeously structured and so humane. 12 hours ago
- RT @ashleigh_young: @RKPriestley An obvious one, but latest Best Am Essay is blowing my socks off. So good. Of course it would be edited by… 13 hours ago
- RT @fundypost: @RKPriestley Joan Didion: Where I was From. 13 hours ago