Magnetic venture: the story of Oxford Instruments

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 387 pages
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Oxford Instruments is one of the UK's real success stories--a science-based company that has evolved from its earliest beginnings in a garden shed to become a world leader in applied superconductivity. This first-hand account details this evolution, focusing on the enterpreneurial skill of Sir Martin Wood and how the company has become a model for the new science-based university spin-offs.

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About the author (2001)

Audrey Wood was born in Sarasota Florida. When Wood was two, her family moved to Mexico to study art. Wood and her three sisters were tutored in music, dance, painting, and drama. She decided at a young age that she wanted to create children's picture books. Wood is one of four generations of artists in her family, and the only female artist. Wood began writing children's books seriously when her son was two years old. Her first book, 24 Robbers, was published in 1978. Wood and her husband, Don collaborate on many of Wood's picture books. The first book the two did together was called Moonflute.