Letters to a Young Scientist

By Wilson, Edward O.

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9780871403773 9780871407009
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Norton


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Reviewed on May 1, 2013  |  Science and Technology

Wilson (biology, emeritus, Harvard; The Social Conquest of Earth) embraces the role of éminence grise here, aiming to instruct and inspire. In five thematic sections, he presents 20 "letters" (five- to ten-plus pages each) examining the scientist's role in the 21st century, the foundations and credos that remain in place, and the manner in which the field has changed. He weaves in his own autobiography—including lessons on ants—as he advis...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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