Bibliography for 1997

Papers, articles, books, reviews and broadcasts

Now available: Bibliography for 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 with links to later years.

Note also scientific bibliography for the 1990's and 2000's.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (21): Modern Marvels [Channel 5, mechanical heart, gamma bursts, maggots, millennium], Boz magazine, 33: 5, January.

BJF, 1997, reviews Scott, Thomas A., (ed), Concise Encyclopedia of Biology, Berlin: Walter de Grutyer, 1996, v + 1287pp, illus., ISBN 3-11-010661-2, np., in press.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (22): hard water, green grass, Cryptosporidium, toothpaste on sores, Boz magazine, 34: 8, February.

BJF, 1997, Experiments with Animals - a Communicator’s View, London: Institute of Biology Conference, 1520h, 12 February 1997.

BJF, 1997, Chairman of Heinz Wolff lecture, Cambridge Society for the Application of Research, 1900h, 24 February.

[Postlewaite, Jeff], 1997, quotes BJF in BSE Map of Britain pp1 & 5, London: Labour Party, 24 February.
Interview with BJF: Farming Today, BBC Birmingham, recording 0945h 28 February, transmitted 0620h 1 March.
See also: newspaper reports (our example from Dorchester)

Report, 1997, Dr August Köhler Award Recipient, Brian J Ford (with photograph), Micron Notes 2000: 1 (1): rear cover picture, February.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (23): robots, gerbil depression, Hancock syndrome, cardiac valves, SE in chicks, Boz magazine, 35: 5, March.

Hull, D., (1997) cites Leeuwenhoek Legacy [in] Robert Hooke, a fractographic study of Kettering stone, Notes & Records of the Royal Society, 51 (1): 45-55.

BJF, 1997, Interview on food dangers, Drive Time, Talk Radio, 1810-1815h, 11 March.

BJF, 1997, Interview by Laurie Meyer on hygiene report, Sky News 2230h, 12 March.

BJF, 1997, This House believes that Machines will never be Conscious, (proposing motion) annual debate, Glasgow: Robotix Conference, 2000h, 14 March.

See also: newspaper reports.

BJF, 1997, Interview on vegetarianism, Scott Chisholm Show, Talk Radio, 1050-1055h, 17 March.

BJF, 1997, Chairman of: Are Natural Therapies Safe and Effective? Pharmaceutical Sciences Group and Institute of Biology Conference, London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1000h, 20 March.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (24): robots, gerbil depression, Hancock syndrome, cardiac valves, SE in chicks, Boz magazine, 35: 5, March.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (25): tea-bags, tobacco plants, ISDN CD, universal vaccine, MS-DOS, Boz magazine, 36: 8, April.

BJF, 1997, Interview on Pennington report with Anne Diamond, LBC Breakfast Programme: 0920-0930h, 9 April.

Anon, 1997, Scientist hits out at report into E. coli (interview with BJF on Pennington report, with colour photograph), Peterborough Evening Telegraph: 7, 9 April.

BJF, 1997, Report on British Association meeting at Birmingham (see also photograph) The Linnean, Spring.

BJF, 1997, reviews Porter, Roy, (ed), Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Oxford: Helicon, second edition 1994, ISBN 0 09 177179 X, np, History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, 19 (2): 300-301.

Anon, 1997, BJF to lecture in the fall, Southern California Microscopical Newsletter, April.

Thomas, David, 1997, Quotes 'jam into doughnuts' cited by Germaine Greer, Mail on Sunday Gazette, Feminists: 31, 20 April.

BJF, 1997, Interview on BSE and organophosphate insecticides, LBC Drive-time Programme: 1705-1710h, 28 April.

BJF, 1997, Address for Sir Colin Spedding, Cambridge: Society for the Application of Research, Churchill College, 2145h, 28 April.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (26): calicivirus, pill, CD-RW, lenses, encapsulated drugs, Boz magazine, 37: 5, May.

BJF, 1997, interviewed by Hisashi Shimizu and Francois Ho Van on microorganisms and health, Japanese Television, 1400-1600h, 8 May.

BJF, 1997, interviewed on intelligence, Three Counties Radio, 1115-1130h, 10 May.

BJF, 1997, Lecture at Birkbeck College, London University, The Birth of Crystallography and the Dawn of Duplicity, 1300h, 12 May.

BJF, 1997, Animal Health Discovery seminar, Science, Politics and the Reality of BSE, Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Kent, 1330h, 16 May.

BJF, 1997, Annual address, Institute of Biology dinner, Cardiff University, 2030h, 23 May.

BJF, 1997, Lecture at Padova University, Earliest days of the Optical Microscope, 1530h, 2 June.

BJF, 1997, Lecture at Verona Medical University, Politics and science in the saga of BSE, 1600h, 3 June.

BJF, 1997, Interview on Cunningham intervention on European beef with Anne Diamond, LBC Breakfast Programme: 0815-0820h, 5 June.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (27): potato tyres, lawn tyres, flipper boat, prayer, millennium bug, Boz magazine, 38: 7, June.

BJF, 1997, Interview on cannibalism with Russell Davies, Afternoon Shift, BBC Radio Four: 1502-1520h, 16 June.

Kusukawa, S., 1997, [cites Brian J Ford's Images of Science in] Journal for the History of Ideas, 58: 403.

BJF, 1997, Chairman’s Summary [in] Morgan, D., Managing Biological and Chemical Risks: 100-101, London: Institute of Biology.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (28): [tarantulas, combrestatin, shot, pravastatin, horse-shoe], Boz Magazine 39: 5, July.

BJF, 1997, Lectures at Inter Micro 97:

BJF, 1997, telephoned interview on BSE by Gail Foley, BBC Radio Wales, 0735h, 15 August.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (29): [chocolate, fish brain, hubble, jeans], with illustrated report on Köhler Award, Boz magazine, 40: 4, August.

BJF, 1997, A question for the class of '97, London Evening Standard: 20, 20 August.

Whilby, Peter, 1997, School Examinations (quotes Brian J Ford article), London Evening Standard, 21 August.

BJF, 1997, interviewed on GCSE exam standards by Paul Heiney, Sky Television News, 2030h, 21 August.

BJF, 1997, interviewed on BSE by Sharon McAllister, BBC Radio Cambridge, 1705h, 22 August.

BJF, 1997, studio interview on BSE, BBC Radio Wales, 1715h, 22 August.

Killingworth, M. A., 1997, Education (letter), London Evening Standard: 53, 26 August.

Bell, Doris, 1997, How to work with illiteracy (letter), London Evening Standard: 59, 27 August.

Benbow, CJ, et al, 1997, Questions without an answer (correspondence on examinations article, with response from BJF), London Evening Standard: 47, 28 August.
See also: letters from readers in archive file.

Hart,Vanessa, 1997, Microscope man's happy un-weekend (profile of BJF with photograph), Peterborough Evening Telegraph: 8, 30 August.

Morse, Mike, 1997, Behind the news (interview of BJF with photograph), Peterborough Evening Telegraph: 9, 2 September.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (30): methane hydrate, pagers, singing sand, yeast, frog-skin, Boz magazine, 41: 4, September.

Burrell, Ian, 1997, Mensa racks its brains over who should succeed Sir Clive, Independent: 5, 9 September.

Rayner, Jay, 1997, Mensa's Hardest Question, The Observer, Review: 7, 14 September

See also: Today programme, BBC Radio Four, interview by Ben Geoghegn with BJF, Clive Sinclair, Neil Goulder and Paul Brook on Mensa controversy, 0640h, 16 September.

Poster, 1997, BJF to speak on BSE at Michigan Molecular Institute on 23 October, Sigma Xi, September.

BJF, 1997, interviewed by Gary Tarpinian on German Secret Weapons, Second World War series, Hollywood: Documedia Television, 1100h, 19 September.

BJF, 1997, presented blonde versus brunette quiz for 15-year-olds, 'Wise Up' programme, Nottingham: Carlton Television, 01100h, 19 September.

BJF, 1997, interviewed by Anne Robinson on gas board jargon, Weekend Watchdog, London: BBC Television, 1900h, 3 October.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (31): tea, sore throat, mastication, microwave, GMT, Boz magazine, 42: 4, October.

BJF, 1997, More chaste, less speed, Boz magazine, 42: 8-9, October.

Report, 1997, on BJF and the Mensa committee, Wall Street Journal, 17 October.

Report, 1997, on new Mensa committee and BJF, The Observer, 18 October.

Chalmers, Robert, 1997, The Crazy Gang, Night & Day magazine: 20-25, Mail on Sunday, 19 October.

BJF, 1997, The discovery of Brownian movement (illustrated lecture), Dow Microscopy Seminar, Michigan, 1200h, 23 October.

BJF, 1997, BSE - the Myth and Mystery of Spongiform Diseases (illustrated lecture), Sigma Xi lecture, Michigan Molecular Institute, 1930h, 23 October.

BJF, 1997, Leeuwenhoek and the Birth of Biological Microscopy, Presidential guest lecture, Michigan Microscopical Society, 1100h, 24 October.

BJF, 1997, Antony van Leeuwenhoek and the Single Lens Microscope, San Francisco Microscopical Society and California Association of Criminalists lecture, Berkeley, 2000h, 30 October.

Catlow, Paul, 1997, quotes from German Secret Weapons [in] Nazi UFOs, Fortean Times, 104: 53, November.

BJF, 1997, The Great Name Debate (the case for remaining the Institute of Biology), Biologist, 44 (5): 438, November.

BJF, 1997, news interview on BSE antibody paper by Gale Foley, BBC Wales 0815h, 6 November.

BJF, 1997, Whose time is it anyway? Boz magazine, 43: 8-9, November.

BJF, 1997, Science Column (32): broccoli, teenagers' TV, pediculus, anopheles, mechanisation, Boz magazine, 43: 17, November.

Marshall, Tom, 1997, Not so fast (correspondence re More Chaste, Less Speed, q.v.), Boz magazine, 43: 18, November.

BJF, 1997, Chairman of Making Science Pay, with Madsen Pirie, Society for the Application of Research, Churchill College, Cambridge, 2030h, 17 November.

BJF, 1997, interviewed on the brain and memory loss, BBC Radio Cumbria, 1040-1050h, 18 November.

[BJF, 1997, blondes, brunettes and intelligence, producer's rough cut of videotape, dur: 2'08", Wise Up, Carlton Television, 18 November. VHS cassette in tape collection].

BJF, 1997, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Science and Politics in a contemporary context, Institute of Biology Symposium: Biological Issues in Agriculture, the Facts behind the Controversies, University of Plymouth Faculty of Agriculture, 1110h, 22 November.

BJF, 1997, interviewed by Nick Hyam on opening of new British Library, PM programme, BBC Radio Four, 1725h, 24 November.

Report, 1997, The Presentation of Brian J Ford to the MSSC, Microscopical Society of Southern California Newsletter, 2 (11): 213, November.

Hirsch, David L., 1997, Standing Applause (report on BJF lecture), Microscopical Society of Southern California Newsletter, 2 (11): 227, November.

BJF, 1997, reviews Ruestow, Edward G., The Microscope in the Dutch Republic: the Shaping of Discovery, xii + 348pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996, ISBN 0-521-47078-1, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 19: 445-446.

BJF, 1997, Chairman of cystic fibrosis gene therapy meeting, Society for the Application of Research, Churchill College, Cambridge, 2200h, 1 December.

BJF, 1997, Interviewed by Vincent Kane on ban on bone-in beef, Lunchtime News, BBC Wales, 1305h, 3 December.

BJF, 1997, Interviewed by Anne Diamond on ban on bone-in beef, Breakfast News, LBC, 0805h, 4 December.

BJF, 1997, Interviewed by Scott Chisholm on ban on bone-in beef, Morning Show, National Talk Radio, 0905h, 4 December.

BJF, 1997, Interviewed by Peter Johnson on Government Enquiry into BSE, Good Morning Wales, 0735, 22 December.

BJF, 1998 Eighteenth Century Scientific Publishing, (chapter), in press.

BJF, 1998, Hidden Secrets at the Royal Society Archive (chapter), in press.

BJF, 1998, Sensitive Souls - How Plants and Animals Communicate, (book) in press.

BJF, 1998, Scientific Illustration in the Eighteenth Century, (chapter), in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Andrew F. G. Bourke and Nigel R. Franks, 1996, Social Evolution in Ants, Princeton: University Press, Jersey, USA., xii + 529 pp., 35 line illustrations. p/b 0-691-04426-0, h/b ISBN 0-691-04427-9, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Nikolov, Hristo, 1996, Dictionary of Plant Names in Latin, German, French and English, ISBN 3 443 50019 6, Berlin & Stuttgart: Cramer, 926pp, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Porter, Roy, (ed), Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Oxford: Helicon, second edition 1994, lvii + 891pp, illus., ISBN 0 09 177179 X, np, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Theodore T. Kozlowski and Stephen G. Pallardy, Physiology of Woody Plants, 2nd edition, San Diego: Academic Press, , 1997, xiv +411pp, line drawings and photographs, H/B ISBN 0-12-424162-X, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Ruestow, Edward G., The Microscope in the Dutch Republic: the Shaping of Discovery, xii + 348pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-47078-1, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Davis, E. A., (editor), Science in the Making, Volume 2: 1850-1900, London: Taylor & Francis, 1997, 406pp, H/B ISBN 0 7484 0642 5, in press.

BJF, 1998, reviews Kjellsson, Gosta & Simonsen, Vibeke, Methods of Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants. 1. Competition, Establishment and Ecosystem Effects, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 1997, 214pp, H/B ISBN 3-7643-5062-2, in press.

Biography of BJF, 1998, [in] Who's Who in the World (15th edition) USA: Marquis Press, in press.

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