The book consists of 18 Chapters in plain language and with some mathematics which is easily skipped if desired. Dozens of figures illustrating specific points of interest are included together with numerous references to the supporting material. An extract which includes the Contents and Chapter 1 (Introduction) can be downloaded from the author's website http://www.enigmascientific.com.
The Author, Dr. John Austin, has over 30 years' research experience on the upper atmosphere and has published over 80 papers in numerous international scientific journals. In addition John worked for 4 years as an Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research, the premier Geophysics journal in the USA.
He has spent several years working in the USA, at NASA Langley, Hampton, virginia (1984-1985) and the University of Washington (1988-1990), where amongst other things he met his future wife Alda, to whom he is still married. During 2003-2011 John worked in Princeton, NJ, USA. His main scientific contribution has been to show the connection between ozone depletion and climate change. John has been involved in the writing of numerous international reports for the World Meteorological Organisation and The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel peace prize.
In recent years, John has broadened his work into popular science, through the website http://www.DecodedScience.com and in 2014 he created an internet scientific publishing business Enigma Scientific Publishing, http://www.enigmascientific.com. He has always had an interest in our unit system and the science of measurement, and the book "Measuring the World" is his first popular science book.
When not working, John enjoys a variety of activities including chess, running, photography and travel. He has become addicted to sudoku, and that may well be his next book!