Letters to A Young Scientist

Letters to A Young Scientist

Book - 2013
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At a time when the survival of our species and the rest of the living world is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Pulitzer-Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, both young and old alike. He lays out not just his practical advice for how the next generation can succeed, but why it is so vitally important that they do.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780871403773
Branch Call Number: 502 Wi
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Apr 02, 2018

Very well written, good advice, easy to read, for anyone interested in science.

JessicaGma Jan 15, 2018

If this book had come out 10-15 years ago, it would have been lauded and loved by many. The writing is great, but I feel the whole concept in unaware of how it works (or doesn't) for researchers today. I mean, if you want that higher degree, by all means, go for it, but be aware that it's not a rosy as all this. This might just be a great book for those going into undergraduate studies.

noah8956 Nov 18, 2014


Jul 31, 2014

Several people suggested this book to me, and I'm glad I read it. It is an easy ready, and a very inspirational piece for anyone who has that hidden scientist inside them that has been unwilling to let it out and follow their scientific passion. There are also hidden thoughts on biodiversity and evolution that I wish got a bit more coverage.

Mar 28, 2014

Absolutely one of the best books I ever read, by one of the greatest scientists in the world. An easy read where I learned a lot. Might not be for everyone, but definitely for everyone interested in science. I only wish it was longer!...But now I'm working on one of his other books, "Superorganism", which is huge.


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