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Letters to A Young Scientist

Wilson, Edward O. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Letters to A Young Scientist
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.
Authors: Wilson, Edward O.
Title: Letters to a young scientist
Publisher: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 244 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson
Contents: You made the right choice
The path to follow. First passion, then training ; Mathematics ; The path to follow
The creative process. What is science? ; The creative process ; What it takes ; Most likely to succeed ; I never changed ; Archetypes of the scientific mind ; Scientists as explorers of the universe
A life in science. A mentor and the start of a career ; The grails of field biology ; A celebration of audacity ; Know your subject, thoroughly
Theory and the big picture. Science as universal knowledge ; Searching for new worlds on Earth ; The making of theories ; Biological theory on a grand scale ; Theory in the real world
Truth and ethics. The scientific ethic
Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.
ISBN: 9780871403773
0871403773
Branch Call Number: 570.92 W7478L 2013
Subject Headings: Wilson, Edward O. Correspondence Biologists United States Correspondence Naturalists United States Correspondence Science
Topical Term: Biologists
Naturalists
Science
LCCN: 2012051412
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Jul 31, 2014
  • kennethbhill rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Several people suggested this book to me, and I'm glad I read it. It is an easy ready, and a very inspirational piece for anyone who has that hidden scientist inside them that has been unwilling to let it out and follow their scientific passion. There are also hidden thoughts on biodiversity and evolution that I wish got a bit more coverage.

Mar 28, 2014
  • nparrish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely one of the best books I ever read, by one of the greatest scientists in the world. An easy read where I learned a lot. Might not be for everyone, but definitely for everyone interested in science. I only wish it was longer!...But now I'm working on one of his other books, "Superorganism", which is huge.

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