Advice to a Young Scientist

Advice to a Young Scientist

by P. B. Medawar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465000924

ISBN-13: 9780465000920

Pub. Date: 01/28/1979

Publisher: Basic Books


To those interested in a life in science, Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel laureate, deflates the myths of invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he demonstrates it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the scientist’s calling. He deflates the myths surrounding scientists—invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he argues

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To those interested in a life in science, Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel laureate, deflates the myths of invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he demonstrates it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the scientist’s calling. He deflates the myths surrounding scientists—invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he argues that it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the makeup of a scientist. He delivers many wry observations on how to choose a research topic, how to get along wih collaborators and older scientists and administrators, how (and how not) to present a scientific paper, and how to cope with culturally ”superior” specialists in the arts and humanities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465000920
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/1979
Series:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.31(d)

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