Oral history of British science
Lovelock, James (part 6 of 13). An Oral History of British Science.
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Interviewee’s home, Cornwall
Lovelock, James, 1919 - (speaker, male)
Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)
Part 6: Description of photograph of diathermy apparatus. Comments on vivisection; biologists’ view of nature in early 1950s. [04:40] Description of photograph improved diathermy apparatus, containing primate ‘galargo’. [08:48] Description of photograph of homemade gas chromatograph with ECD attached taken on voyage of research ship ‘Shackleton’ in 1971. Comments on significance of measurements made on this voyage; method of taking clean air samples; injection into equipment of sample; method of use of equipment; timing of detection of components of air samples; chemical reactions inside ECD; interpretation of electrical signal as electrons remaining; placing of recording device; cleaning air sample tube.
Life story interview with James Lovelock, independent scientist, environmentalist, author and researcher.