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Advice to a Young Scientist

Handbook / Manual

Series: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series

By: Peter Brian Medawar(Author)

110 pages, no illustrations

Basic Books

Paperback | Dec 1979 | #40448 | ISBN: 0465000924
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About this book

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.


- Introduction
- How Can I Tell if I Am Cut Out to Be a Scientific Research Worker?
- What Shall I Do Research On?
- How Can I Equip Myself to Be a Scientist or a Better One?
- Sexism and Racism in Science
- Aspects of Scientific Life and Manners
- Of Younger and Older Scientists
- Presentations
- Experiment and Discovery
- Prizes and Rewards
- The Scientific Process
- Scientific Meliorism Versus Scientific Messianism

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