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Letters to a young scientist by Edward O. Wilson : interview

Harvey, Michelle and Shook, Karen 2013, Letters to a young scientist by Edward O. Wilson : interview, Times Higher Education Supplement, pp. 1-1.

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Title Letters to a young scientist by Edward O. Wilson : interview
Alternative title How to keep on living the dream (original title)
Author(s) Harvey, MichelleORCID iD for Harvey, Michelle orcid.org/0000-0002-4047-7845
Shook, Karen
Contributor(s) Harvey, MichelleORCID iD for Harvey, Michelle orcid.org/0000-0002-4047-7845
Journal name Times Higher Education Supplement
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher TSL Education
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-05-09
ISSN 0049-3929
Keyword(s) book review
interview
Summary I am an early- to mid-career researcher, and Letters to a Young Scientist struck a chord with me from the very first page. The journey from amateur enthusiast to professional scientist is an exciting, challenging and often difficult one, and Edward Wilson - a Pulitzer prizewinner and one of the world's greatest entomologists - is well qualified to guide and advise the new generation. Written as a collection of letters filled with anecdotes and well-considered advice, this book is inspired by the author's experience of the journey from being a young boy enthused by ants to an eminent scholar. Like many in his field, Wilson's education began when he was a child fascinated by insects in the garden (my own summers spent excavating ant nests feel somewhat validated). He traces his progression through formal education to the establishment of his own scientific research programme.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058465

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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