Invent or Discover: the art of useful science

Invent or Discover explores how basic science research leads to transformative inventions. The stories of synthetic insulin, hepatitis B vaccine, nylon fiber, lithium battery, fusion power, and lasers, are told. Counter intuitive forces are revealed and explained. 

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Contrary Life and Technical Fixes - from malaria vaccine to hormone contraceptive

In this book I explore why it is often difficult to manage the natural living world for our own benefit. Answers emerge as the book progresses through short chapters drawn from the world of medicine.

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Trees for People

The area of forests and woodlands is expanding in some parts of the world, particularly in the boreal and temperate regions of the north. This good news continues despite the well known problems for conservation of tropical rainforests.

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