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.
Anna Buckley is the series producer of The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4 and has worked with Jim Al-Khalili since the programme was launched in 2011. Offering a refreshing mix of the personal and the scientific, The Life Scientific transformed the way science, and scientists, were talked about on radio and beyond. It is one of the most popular programmes on BBC Radio 4, attracting more than two million listeners every week.