Howard Sidney (Sid) Thomas is a musician and scientist living in Wales and Kent, UK. He has published more than 200 scientific research articles and reviews, on a diversity of subjects from fundamental genetics to plant development and ageing to crops and food to English literature, music and the arts, He is co-author of 'The Molecular Life of Plants' and 'Food and the Literary imagination'. He publishes his own books on music under the name Sid Thomas, and books on science as Howard Thomas.
Senescence is a wide-ranging account of how biology reacts to the passage of time. It's written for the interested general reader, and includes a comprehensive glossary, but also cites sources that lead to the specialist literature. The book is a novel perspective on current political and economic concerns about ageing biological systems and human society.
Play the chords used by jazz pianists by following the 20 steps in this concise account of harmony. The book shows clearly how chords are built, named and used, illustrated with many examples. It is designed for anyone, whether or not they are familiar with musical notation. A glossary explains the technical terms used in the text.