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Suffer and Survive - The Extreme Life of J. S. Haldane (Paperback) Loot Price: R151
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Suffer and Survive - The Extreme Life of J. S. Haldane (Paperback): Martin Goodman
Suffer and Survive - The Extreme Life of J. S. Haldane (Paperback): Martin Goodman

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Suffer and Survive - The Extreme Life of J. S. Haldane (Paperback)

Martin Goodman

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John Scott Haldane (1860-1936) was one of the greatest and most colourful of British scientists, acknowledged as the leading physiologist of the Victorian era. The most successful serial self-experimenter in the history of science, Haldane crawled through the carnage of underground explosions, locked himself in sealed chambers, breathed in lethal cocktails of gases, sampled his own blood, burned and healed his own flesh, and experimented on his own children in an obsessive push to understand the nature of human respiration. What is expired air? How can you make coal mines safer? What does carbon monoxide do to people? These are just some of the vital questions to which Haldane provided the answers, saving thousands of lives in the process. He also designed the first space-suit and invented the gas-mask, among many other innovations and contributions we still benefit from today. Entertaining and enlightening in equal measure, Martin Goodman's lively and revealing biography casts new light on one of the greatest eccentrics of British scientific and intellectual life.

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2008
Authors: Martin Goodman
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2230-0
Barcode: 9781416522300
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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Books > Biography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
LSN: 1-4165-2230-1

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