The Chemistry Of Tears
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The Chemistry Of Tears

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A new edition of Peter Carey's The Chemistry of Tears, with a cover by Michael Leunig When her lover dies suddenly, all Catherine has left is her work. In an act of compassion her manager at London's Swinburne Museum gives her a very particular project- a box of intricate clockwork parts that constitute a nineteenth-century automaton, a beautiful mechanical bird. It's an object made of equal parts magic, love, madness and science, a delight that contains the seeds of our age's downfall. Once Catherine discovers the diary of the man who commissioned it, one obsession merges into another.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 199 x 19mm | 220g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143568558
  • 9780143568551
  • 1,739,164

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is a zoologist who has made more than 80 trips to Antarctica, including research expeditions with the New Zealand Antarctic Programme and the Australian National Antarctic research expedition. He has also worked as a lecturer and expedition leader on many Antarctic cruise ships. Peter has conducted research on penguin behaviour, sea-bird ecology, fish physiology and the social behaviour of seals. He visits Antarctica every summer and is working to ecologically restore a group of small islands in the Falklands Archipelago. As director of the conservation organisation SAFER (Subantarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research), he is actively involved in improving the wildlife habitat of these islands. http-//www.awapress.com/authors-Peter-Carey
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