The Resource The Beginner's Guide To Winning The Nobel Prize : advice for young scientists, Peter Doherty

The Beginner's Guide To Winning The Nobel Prize : advice for young scientists, Peter Doherty

Label
The Beginner's Guide To Winning The Nobel Prize : advice for young scientists
Title
The Beginner's Guide To Winning The Nobel Prize
Title remainder
advice for young scientists
Statement of responsibility
Peter Doherty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize, Doherty recounts his unlikely path to becoming a Nobel Laureate. Beginning with his humble origins in Australia, he tells how he developed an interest in immunology and describes his award-winning, influential work with Rolf Zinkernagel on T-cells and the nature of immune defense. In prose that is at turns amusing and astute, Doherty reveals how his nonconformist upbringing, sense of being an outsider, and search for different perspectives have shaped his life and work. Doherty offers a rare, insider's look at the realities of being a research scientist. He lucidly explains his own scientific work and how research projects are selected, funded, and organized; the major problems science is trying to solve; and the rewards and pitfalls of a career in scientific research. For Doherty, science still plays an important role in improving the world, and he argues that scientists need to do a better job of making their work more accessible to the public. Throughout the book, Doherty explores the stories of past Nobel winners and considers some of the crucial scientific debates of our time, including the safety of genetically modified foods and the tensions between science and religion. He concludes with some "tips" on how to win a Nobel Prize, including advice on being persistent, generous, and culturally aware, and he stresses the value of evidence. The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Noble Prize is essential reading for anyone interested in a career in science
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
616.079092
Index
no index present
LC call number
QR180.72.D64
LC item number
D644 2006
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unknown
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dictionaries
Label
The Beginner's Guide To Winning The Nobel Prize : advice for young scientists, Peter Doherty
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 14, 2016)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn945079592
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780231511261
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00639508
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)945079592
  • pebcs0231511264

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