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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science

Georgina Ferry (Author)

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Bloomsbury
07 January 2020
Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Chemistry
*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.
By:   Georgina Ferry (Author)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781448217601
ISBN 10:   1448217601
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   07 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science

Ferry has brilliantly captured the flavour of a century of science * New Scientist * This life of Hodgkin is in the top rank of scientific biographies, hooking the reader from the first page and keeping you absorbed to the end * Sunday Times * This agreeable and well-written biography is the first to bring Dorothy Hodgkin to a wider audience. It deserves great success * Times Literary Supplement *


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