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A marvellous brilliant and honest book.,
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This review is from: Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist (Hardcover)
If you like autobiographies by scientists this is for you. Here is a man - an independant scientist - [will there ever be his like again?] who not only comes up with one of the great ideas of the 20th C i.e. Gaia but also a great chemistry discovery i.e. a detector device used in GLC analysis. And a number of other briliant ideas and discoveries any one of which most scientists would be grateful for. In this book you will find how a great scientist works, thinks and feels. Warts and all. I ask this question: 'Why has such a great original thinker not been given The Nobel Prize'? Others have cashed in on his discoveries. Read it - I'd give it 6 stars if I could!