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Author Wilson, Edward O.

Uniform Title Correspondence. Selections
Title Letters to a young scientist / Edward O. Wilson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  570.92 WIL    DUE 11-13-20
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Description 244 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents First passion, then training -- Mathematics -- The path to follow -- 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 mentor and the start of a career -- The grails of field biology -- A celebration of audacity -- Know your subject, thoroughly -- 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 -- The scientific ethic.
Summary Weaves together more than twenty letters that illuminate the author's career and his motivations for becoming a biologist, explaining how success in the sciences depends on a passion for finding a problem and solving it.
Subject Wilson, Edward O. -- Correspondence.
Biologists -- Correspondence.
Naturalists -- Correspondence.
Science -- Vocational guidance.
Science -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780871403773 (hardcover)
0871403773 (hardcover)
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