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Ford, Brian (John)

(1939- )

Biologist, writer, and broadcaster, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, S England, UK. He studied at Cardiff University, and became a research biologist, his contributions including studies of the development of life from prebiotic molecules in outer space, plant physiology, hemostatic mechanisms, microbial ecology, and the history of science. A pioneer of holism in science, his publications include Microbiology and Food (1970), Cult of the Expert (1982), Leeuwenhoek Legacy (1990), and First Encyclopedia of Science (1993). He was founding editor of Science Diary (1967), and Biology History (1988), and he created several programmes for radio and television, such as Science Now and Food for Thought.

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