117 pages, no illustrations
This book provides guidance to those who are contemplating a career in scientific research and those who are already engaged in the profession. Aiming to provoke thoughtful, active discussion among students and researchers, the author describes the philosophy of the scientific method and the training and attributes needed for a successful career in research. The text discusses the influence that managerialism has had on scientific organizations and proposes how these influences can be replaced by leadership, which is more appropriate for nurturing the creativity of scientists. The book also profiles the careers of individual scientists in order to glean insight into their success.
This will be a very important resource for beginning scientists especially so that they can see what the field is like, especially this all important topic of how to build prestige and a track record for excellence.
-John D 'Angelo, Alfred University, New York
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