The Life Scientific

The Life Scientific Explorers

Hardback (27 Sep 2018)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Inspiring life stories from BBC Radio 4's hit series The Life Scientific

A Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2018

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474607483
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 509.22
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 321
Weight: 466g
Height: 224mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 30mm