Biography & Autobiography

Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0192802739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 363

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From a living legend--James D. Watson, who shared the Nobel Prize for revealing the structure of DNA--comes a personal account of the making of a scientist. Watson shares the less revolutionary secrets he has found to getting along and getting ahead in a competitive world. Each phase of his experience yields age-specific practical advice. A believer in the intellectual promise of youth, Watson offers pointers to beginning scientists about choosing the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution, even one who is a former mentor. Later he addresses the role and needs of science at large universities. Scorning political correctness, this irreverent romp through Watson's life and learning is a guide to anyone plotting a career in science (or most anything else), addressed both to the next generation and those who are entrusted with their minds.--From publisher description.
Biography & Autobiography

Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307481795

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 486

From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers. In Avoid Boring People, Watson lays down a life’s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. It’s an irreverent romp through Watson’s colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind.
Science

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191550843

Category: Science

Page:

View: 706

Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory. This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose works have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar - but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.
Science

New Scientist

New Scientist

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036028207

Category: Science

Page: 1166

View: 738

Crystallography

International Union of Crystallography Newsletter

International Union of Crystallography Newsletter

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123663275

Category: Crystallography

Page:

View: 596

Literary Criticism

Science--dramatic

Science--dramatic

Author: Eva-Sabine Zehelein

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131270444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 107

Science Plays form a flourishing dramatic sub-genre. The present study provides an informative overview shedding light on the diversity of ways in which the natural sciences and/or scientists are put on stage. Detailed text-based analyses of eighteen plays, many of them previously unexamined elsewhere, exemplify the genre's remarkable variety. "Classics" such as 'Copenhagen' and 'Arcadia' are discussed, as well as e.g. 'Proof', 'QED', 'Taboos', 'Remembering Miss Meitner', 'An Experiment With an Air Pump', 'Blinded by the Sun' and 'Einstein's Gift'. All plays look critically at scientific progress or promise, pointing at socio-political and ethical challenges for today as well as the future. The plays' analyses are embedded into discussions of two vital discourses, the Two Cultures and the Science Wars, as well as the drama vs. performance studies paradigm. Together with background material on various themes, events and personae, 'Science: Dramatic' broadens into a comprehensive work on the science-drama-society interface.
Science

New Scientist and Science Journal

New Scientist and Science Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072643268

Category: Science

Page: 510

View: 525

American wit and humor

Smiling Through the Apocalypse

Smiling Through the Apocalypse

Author: Bonnie McCafferty

Publisher:

ISBN: 0963414208

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 248

View: 166

Health & Fitness

Laura Corn's 101 Nights of Grrreat Romance

Laura Corn's 101 Nights of Grrreat Romance

Author: Laura Corn

Publisher: Park Avenue Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0962962821

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 430

View: 501

Here's what's waiting inside - 101 romantic seductions, 101 kisses, 101 passion coupons, and 101 intimate conversations. Each page contains advice and wisdom from more than forty best-selling books. Every week you'll pick a page and tear it from the book. Every week you'll read your secret recipe for romance. Every week you'll startle, amaze, and delight your lover with some highly romantic surprises. And every week your lover will do the same for you!
American literature

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036083608

Category: American literature

Page: 908

View: 343

Recreational therapy

Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000091557409

Category: Recreational therapy

Page:

View: 105

Language Arts & Disciplines

Practising Science Communication in the Information Age

Practising Science Communication in the Information Age

Author: Richard Holliman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019988853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 215

Practising science communication in the information age reviews the trends and issues that are engaging practitioners of science communication, critically exploring topics as diverse as peer review, open access publication, the protection of intellectual property, the popularisation of science, and the practices of public engagement.