The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter
London: Imperial College Press, 2006. First edition. Hardback in unclipped dust jacket. Small inscription to FFEP. Otherwise in spotless condition. 640 pages. 265 x 195 mm (10½ x 7¾ inches).
Sir George Porter was a highly regarded and well known British scientist. Appointed Director of the Royal Institution in 1966, Porter was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967. He was the only Director of the Royal Institution to later become President of the Royal Society.
Porter's enthusiasm for science was infectious, and in this book his peers, former colleagues, students and friends celebrate his life and work.