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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
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  • 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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