The Life Scientific: Explorers (Hardback)Anna Buckley (author)
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Inspiring life stories from BBC Radio 4's hit series The Life Scientific
'In showing non-scientists why science offers so many paths to discovery it has no equal' Gillian Reynolds, Telegraph
Based on Jim Al-Khalili's ground-breaking interviews, The Life Scientific: Explorers takes science out of its box and introduces us to the men and women who make it happen.
The explorers featured in this volume include: Michele Dougherty, the mathematician who persuaded the Cassini mission to Saturn to make a diversion; Richard Fortey on his love of trilobites; Monica Grady, Meteorite Lady; neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on slicing through our thoughts; the Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Jane Francis; Jocelyn Bell Burnell describing how she missed out on a Nobel Prize; Brian Cox on quantum mechanics; and Nobel Prize winner John Sulston on why he thought it would be a good idea to sequence the human genome.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 32 mm
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“Life Scientific Explorers”
A very well presented book which I enjoyed enormously. I found the radio programme, very interesting but, as a non-scientist it was difficult for me to digest all the information. Being able to read in my own... More
Amazing stories. Lots of women too.
Really interesting and fun to read!
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