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Ferry, Georgina: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science
*Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award* The definitive biography of chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize in the sciences to date. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) was passionate in her quest to understand the molecules of the living body. She won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964 for her work on penicillin and Vitamin B12, and her study of insulin made her a pioneer in protein crystallography. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, Hodgkin experienced radical change in women's education, the globalisation of science, relationships between East and West, and international initiatives for peace. Georgina Ferry's definitive biography of Britain's first female Nobel prizewinning scientist was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. This revised and updated edition includes a new preface from the author.This agreeable and well-written biography is the first to bring Dorothy Hodgkin to a wider audience. It deserves great success
Autor Ferry, Georgina
Verlag Bloomsbury
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 560 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm x D3.9 cm 419 g
Coverlag Bloomsbury Reader (Imprint/Brand)
*Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award* The definitive biography of chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel prize in the sciences to date. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) was passionate in her quest to understand the molecules of the living body. She won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964 for her work on penicillin and Vitamin B12, and her study of insulin made her a pioneer in protein crystallography. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, Hodgkin experienced radical change in women's education, the globalisation of science, relationships between East and West, and international initiatives for peace. Georgina Ferry's definitive biography of Britain's first female Nobel prizewinning scientist was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. This revised and updated edition includes a new preface from the author.This agreeable and well-written biography is the first to bring Dorothy Hodgkin to a wider audience. It deserves great success
Fr. 24.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-4482-1760-1
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Ferry, Georgina

Georgina Ferry is a freelance science writer and broadcaster. She was formerly a staff editor on New Scientist magazine, and a presenter on Science Now and other programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4. In 1989 she won the Glaxo Science Writers' Prize for her radio series, Seven Ages of Health. Her work has been published in a number of national newspapers, including the Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and she is Science Editor of Oxford Today. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two sons.

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