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Letters to a young scientist, Edward O. Wilson

Label
Letters to a young scientist
Title
Letters to a young scientist
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, the author has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, he threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career, both his successes and his failures, and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, he insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans' depths, he instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being's modest place in the planet's ecosystem in his readers
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Dewey number
570.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.W64
LC item number
A4 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Edward O.
  • Biologists
  • Naturalists
  • Science
Label
Letters to a young scientist, Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You made the right choice -- The Path to Follow. First passion, then training ; Mathematics ; The path to follow. -- The Creative Process. 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 Life in Science. A mentor and the start of a career ; The grails of field biology ; A celebration of audacity ; Know your subject, thoroughly. -- Theory and the Big Picture. 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. -- Truth and Ethics. The scientific ethic
Control code
ocn812254231
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780871403773
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012051412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812254231
  • a1015631
Label
Letters to a young scientist, Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You made the right choice -- The Path to Follow. First passion, then training ; Mathematics ; The path to follow. -- The Creative Process. 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 Life in Science. A mentor and the start of a career ; The grails of field biology ; A celebration of audacity ; Know your subject, thoroughly. -- Theory and the Big Picture. 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. -- Truth and Ethics. The scientific ethic
Control code
ocn812254231
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780871403773
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012051412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812254231
  • a1015631

Library Locations

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