The First Scientists

Publication Date: 13 Oct. 2021
Format: Hardback

ISBN 9781741177527

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    Have you ever wondered what the stars can tell us? Did you know the seasons can be predicted just by looking at subtle changes in nature? Maybe you have wondered about the origins of glue or if forensic science is possible without a crime scene investigation.

    Australia’s First Peoples have the longest continuing culture on Earth and their innovation will amaze you as you leaf through the pages of this book, learning fascinating facts and discovering the answers to life’s questions.


    Book Type: Picture Books
    Age Group: 7 years +
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    Good Reads Rating: /5
    Literary Rating: /5


    This fascinating and colourful book looks at the contributions and accomplishments of First Nations people to science.

    It discusses the scientific impact of Indigenous scientists, the country’s first astronomers, engineers, chemists, ecologists, and forensic scientists, and investigates the tools, discoveries, and practices made by First Nations people over the last 65,000 years.

    Interesting facts about hunting tools, including boomerangs, bush tucker, bush medicine, and art preservation are presented in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand format.

    Small biographies about a selection of famous Indigenous scientists are also included, detailing their varied and amazing contributions to First Nations cultures and to scientific developments nationally and world-wide.

    With eye-catching, vibrant illustrations, this fascinating book is a wonderful resource for discussing First Nations culture and history, as well as the significant and lasting impact Indigenous Scientists, both past and present, have had on modern society. It also broaches topics such as post-colonisation environmental issues, bushfire management, pollution, and educational inequalities between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, providing opportunities to discuss such complex issues.


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