Author(s): Ferry, Georgina (Author),
Date of Publication: 03/10/2019,
Pagination: 560 pages, 16 pp colour plate section,
Imprint: Bloomsbury Reader,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Biography: science technology & medicine, 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.