Advice for a Young Investigator / Edition 1

Advice for a Young Investigator / Edition 1

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by Santiago Ram?n y Cajal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262681501

ISBN-13: 9780262681506

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Santiago Ramon y Cajal was a mythic figure in science. Hailed as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. His groundbreaking works were New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System and Histology of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates. In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled…  See more details below

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Santiago Ramon y Cajal was a mythic figure in science. Hailed as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. His groundbreaking works were New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System and Histology of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates. In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled scientific research, Cajal sought to educate the novice scientist about how science was done and how he thought it should be done. This rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is a still-relevant anecdotal guide that offers timeless advice not only for the new investigator but for the old pro as well. Cajal was a pragmatist, aware of the pitfalls of being too idealistic -- and he had a sense of humor, particularly evident in his diagnoses of various stereotypes of eccentric scientists. The book covers everything from valuable personality traits for an investigator to social factors conducive to scientific work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262681506
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
349,293
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the fourth edition
1Introduction1
2Beginner's traps9
3Intellectual qualities29
4What newcomers to biological research should know53
5Diseases of the will75
6Social factors beneficial to scientific work89
7Stages of scientific research111
8On writing scientific papers125
9The investigator as teacher137

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