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

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posted on 2013-05-09, 00:00 authored by Michelle HarveyMichelle Harvey, K Shook
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.

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Times Higher Education Supplement

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1 - 1

Publisher

TSL Education

Location

London, England

ISSN

0049-3929

Language

eng

Publication classification

C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Harvey

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