A passion for science and a lifelong dedication to it placed Dr. Will D. Carpenter in the very thick of some of the most important science related events of the twentieth century. His outstanding work and achievements are widely known in scientific communities, but even some of his closest acquaintances are likely unaware of the breadth of his accomplishments. In intimate detail, will d…a life in science brings to life Dr. Carpenter’s amazing career and his feeble attempt at retirement. It highlights his diligence in helping farmers to feed the world, and his many years of participation during the creation and signing of the Chemical Weapons Treaty. The book introduces us to leaders who influenced him and served as his mentors, as well as those whom Dr. Carpenter himself would lead and mentor, and to influential people all over the world who would call him a friend.