All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel

He Knew He Was Right The Irrepressible Life of James Lovelock and Gaia

Biography / Memoir
By: John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
240 pages, B/w plates
Publisher: Penguin Books
He Knew He Was Right
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • He Knew He Was Right ISBN: 9780141031613 Paperback Nov 2011 Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • He Knew He Was Right ISBN: 9781846140167 Hardback Feb 2009 Out of Print #177304
Selected version: £9.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

James Lovelock is an iconic figure in British science, a prophet whose prophecies are coming true. This is his definitive authorised biography. Lovelock is best known as the 'father' of Gaia theory, which isnow established as the most useful way of understanding the dramatic changes happening to the environment of the Earth. But few people know about his early work as a chemist and inventor - work which included inventing the detectors used to search for life on Mars, and blowing the whistle on the depletion of the ozone layer.

In his personal life, he was a Quaker and conscientious objector in World War Two (later changing his mind in view of the evils of Nazism), supported his family for a time by selling his own blood, and gave up a salary and security to become an independent scientist based in an English village - from which all his best known work emerged. As he approaches his 90th birthday, looking forward to going into space, this book truly reveals an independent, original and inspiring life.

"Lovelock has never been afraid of eccentricity, as a new and highly readable biography by science writers John and Mary Gribbin amply illustrates." - Fiona Harvey, Financial Times

Customer Reviews


Dr. John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. He has worked for the science journal Nature, and the magazine New Scientist (for which he is now physics consultant) and has contributed articles on science topics to the Times, the Guardian and the Independent. Gribbin has received awards for his writing in both Britain and the United States and is currently a visiting Fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. Mary Gribbin is best known as a writer of science books for young readers. Together with her husband John Gribbin she has written several science books, including Richard Feynman: A Life in Science and Ice Age. They live in Sussex, England.
Biography / Memoir
By: John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
240 pages, B/w plates
Publisher: Penguin Books
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife