The Life Scientific: Explorers

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The Life Scientific: Explorers, By Anna Buckley. - Hardcover

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.

'Both inspirational and richly human, the book offers a compelling picture of science at the cutting edge' (TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT)