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Acknowledgements

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I would like to thank Professor William Motherwell and Dr Anton van der Weerdt for their support and encouragement for this book. Without Professor Motherwell, the work would never have been started. I am also indebted to the late Professor Arthur Birch FAA, FRS for introducing me to the fascinating world of terpenoid chemistry. Professor Giovanni Appendino has also been an inspiration through his infectious enthusiasm and love of chemistry, botany, the arts, history and the interplay between them. In practical terms, I am indebted to various colleagues for their comments on specific sections of the book; to Laurence Payne for valuable input on experimental design, David McNulty also on experimental design, Neil Vincer on safety, Paul Hawkins on environment and Chris Furniss who bravely undertook the task of reading the entire draft and making useful comments on the contents. My wife Hilary deserves special thanks for her patience, good humour, understanding, love and support, all of which helped to sustain me through the process of writing and editing the book.

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