Avoid Boring People
and Other Lessons from a Life in Science
By (author) James D. Watson
Normal Price: $39.95
Your Price: $35.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.99! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.80 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Avoid Boring People by James D. Watson
Book DescriptionJames D. Watson looks back on his extraordinary and varied career - from its beginnings as a schoolboy in Chicago's South Side to the day he left Harvard almost 50 years later, world-renowned as the co-discoverer of DNA - and considers the lessons he has learnt along the way. The result is both an engagingly eccentric memoir and an insightful compendium of lessons in life for aspiring scientists. Watson's 'manners' range from those he learnt bird-watching with his father during the Great Depression ('Avoid fighting bigger boys and dogs' and 'Find a young hero to emulate') to the manners appropriate for a Nobel Prize ('Have friends close to those who rule'). He evokes his time as a graduate student in the 1940s ('Hire spunky lab helpers'); the excitement of working in DNA for the first time as well as having his first dates; his time working as a White House advisor; and at Harvard in the '70s. Avoid Boring People is a quirky, original, wise, and infuriatingly un-put-downable blend of candid anecdotes and revealing insights into the life of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century.
Buy Avoid Boring People book by James D. Watson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780199548187
(196mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James D. Watson
Molecular Biology of the Gene, Paperback (February 2013)
This is an authorative, detailed and comprehensive survey of molecular biology, highlighting its most important concepts, revealing the intellectual framework and experimental approaches that enabled discoveries to be made and underscoring the significance of gene science for all of biology.
Avoid Boring People, Hardback (October 2007)
Watson looks back on his extraordinary and varied career - from its beginnings as a schoolboy in Chicago's South Side to the day he left Harvard 50 years later, world-renowned as the co-discoverer of DNA - and considers the lessons he has learnt along the way.
Darwin - The Indelible Stamp, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by James D. Watson
Offers four of Charles Darwin's most influential works, with an introduction and commentary by Nobel Prize winning scientist James D Watson. This book helps readers to trace the evolution of Darwin's own thinking as he challenges conventional thinking, unveils fundamental laws of nature, and documents the astounding power that drives evolution.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Avoid Boring People book by James D. Watson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - James D. Watson
In 1953, while working at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA. For their discovery they were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with Maurice Wilkins. Watson was appointed to the faculty at Harvard University in 1956. In 1968, while retaining his position at Harvard, he became director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). In 1988 he was appointed as associate director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help launch the Human Genome Program. A year later he became the first director of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the NIH, and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1997. In 2007 Watson retired from the position of Chancellor of CSHL.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.