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HOMAGE TO GAIA: THE LIFE OF AN INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST
Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. James Lovelock tells the fascinating story of his life as an independent sc ientist and how he came to develop his inventions and theories. He has file d more than 50 patents, including one for the electron capture detector tha t was important in the development of environmental awareness, in connectio n with both the detection of pesticide residues in the environment and the discovery of the global distribution of CFCs. He also tells us about the wo rk he has done for organizations such as NASA, the Ministry of Defence, The Marine Biological Association, and many companies such as Shell, and Hewle tt Packard. From his childhood days in east London to a job as a lab assist ant - his first crucial steps to becoming a scientist, from chemistry at Ma nchester University to the Medical Research Council during World War II, hi s voyage to the Arctic, taking his family to America, returning to England and fighting to save the ozone layer, his quest for gaia, then into the nin eties and a stream of awards, including a CBE from the Queen. James Loveloc k has lead a fulfilling life and has been widely recognised by the internat ional scientific community.
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