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Suffer and Survive free pdf John Scott Haldane (1860-1936) was one of the greatest and most colourful of British scientists, acknowledged as the leading physiologist of the era at a time when physiology and much of medical science was coming into its own. 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 obsessional push to understand the nature of human respiration. What is expired air? How can you make coalmines 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.

About Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman is the acclaimed author of many works of both fiction and non-fiction. His novel On Bended Knees (1992) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, and he has written for, among others, the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Observer. Martin also teaches Creative Writing at Plymouth University. He currently lives in north London. His website is www.martingoodman.com.

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Author : Martin Goodman
Publisher : Simon
Data Published : 06 August 2007
ISBN : 0743285972
EAN : 9780743285971
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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