Advice To A Young Scientist

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Science - 416 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A charming little book about the beauty of science, and offering practical advice and eager philosophizing to people who are interested in it. It is most likely intended for people younger than university students, and would be of most use for them. Still, not a bad book by any means. Read full review

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