Oral history of British science

Lovelock, James (part 6 of 13). An Oral History of British Science.

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    Climate Change Science

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  • Recording locations

    Interviewee’s home, Cornwall

  • Interviewees

    Lovelock, James, 1919 - (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    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.

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    Life story interview with James Lovelock, independent scientist, environmentalist, author and researcher.

  • Related transcripts

    James Lovelock interviewed by Paul Merchant: full transcript of the interview

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    Visit this interviewee's page on the 'Voices of Science' web resource

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