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Homage to Gaia : the life of an independent scientist

Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lovelock, a most unusual scientist, tells us of his childhood and an apprenticeship that led him directly to a life of science. After twenty years of medical research, he chose to work independently at home. This strange way of life succeeded beyond his dreams and it was his invention of the Electron Capture Detector, the most sensitive chemical detector of its time, that told us pesticides and other harmful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lovelock, James.
Homage to Gaia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606351602
Online version:
Lovelock, James.
Homage to Gaia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)628777012
Named Person: James Lovelock; James Lovelock; James E Lovelock
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lovelock
ISBN: 0192862138 9780192862136
OCLC Number: 44563138
Description: xix, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Childhood --
2. The Long Apprenticeship --
3. Twenty Years of Medical Research. The Voyage on HMS Vengeance in 1949 --
4. The Mill Hill Institute. The Year in Boston. My Last Years at the Mill Hill Institute --
5. The First Steps to Independence at Houston, Texas --
6. The Independent Practice of Science. Shell. The Security Services. Hewlett Packard. Inventions --
7. The ECD --
8. The Ozone War. The Voyage of the Shackleton in 1971-2. The Voyage of the Meteor in 1973 --
9. The Quest for Gia --
10. The Practical Side of Independent Science. Computers. The Royal Society. The Marine Biological Association. Living in Ireland. Coombe Mill --
11. Building Your Own Bypass. 12. The Score Years and Ten and then the Fun Begins. 13. Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Lovelock.

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