Advice to a Young Scientist
By (author) P. B. Medawar
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Advice to a Young Scientist by P. B. Medawar
Book DescriptionTo 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465000920
(203mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1981
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author P. B. Medawar
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In the spirit of Voltaire and occasionally in the spirit of P. G. Wodehouse P. B. and J. S. Medawar have crafted for the life sciences a source of reference that is meant for browsing a book both authoritative and filled with delights."
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