Petit Point: A Candid Portrait on the Aberrations of Science

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"In this fascinating book, Nobel Prize winner Pierre-Gilles de Gennes wittily captures the lives of personalities from both the academic and the industrial world in delightful bite-size stories. Most of the characters in this collection are like those in Aesop's fables, but in modern-day research settings. The book provides a critical account of aberrations (fortunately rare) of the scientific community. Many lessons can be drawn from the stories. For the young researcher, this book is like a telescope: for seeing other human beings beyond his or her laboratory. For the administrator, this book is like a microscope: for seeing inside the human beings huge and complex structures. However, like Aesop's fables, you would not offer the book as a gift to anyone other than a close and wise friend.

Petit Point is not a book to be devoured in a single sitting. It is one to be savored and reflected upon — it shows what the world may be like and what we ourselves may become. It is like a mirror — to be visited from time to time. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812560117
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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