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The Life Scientific: Explorers

Anna Buckley

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Biography: science, technology & medicine, History of science, Popular science

The new book from the BBC Radio 4 hit series The Life Scientific

Inside the lives of the scientists who are exploring the world, our universe, the past and ourselves.

Based on the interviews broadcast on BBC Radio 4's hugely popular series, 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; 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.

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Praise for The Life Scientific: Explorers

  • This excellent series specialises in guests who are both fascinating and admirable - Radio Times

  • Science, in this series, has been taken out of its box and brought to life, vividly, unforgettably - The Spectator

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Anna Buckley

Anna Buckley is the series producer of The Life Scientific and has made more than seventy episodes of the programme since its inception. When she's not sitting behind the glass in the studio, she can be found in the BBC Radio Science Unit or at home with her husband Mike and two teenage daughters, Eliza and Rosie. She has worked as a science radio producer for nearly twenty years.

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