It can save us or kill us; it is revered and feared across the globe; it is the world’s most valuable liquid, and nine pints of it are in us all. Rose George’s Nine Pints, is a fascinating and unexpected odyssey through the science and culture of blood. From the economics of blood donorship, to the fight against HIV, to the rediscovery of the medical leech, blood, Rose argues, is always political.
Rose George is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has been acclaimed by organisations including The Economist, Radio 4 and the British Maritime Foundation. Her two TED talks, on sanitation and seafaring, have had nearly 3 million views. Nine Pints is her fourth book.
Robyn Williams has presented ABC Science programs since 1972 and has been the producer and host The Science Show since 1975. Also a documentary maker and author, his latest book is Turmoil: Letters from the Brink.