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Author Watson, James D., 1928-
Title Avoid boring people : lessons from a life in science / James D. Watson
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QH31.W34 A961 2007    AVAILABLE    30530000434530
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  572.8092 W3343 2007    AVAILABLE  -  30500101365867
Edition 1st ed
Descript 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
From a living legend--James D. Watson, who shared the Nobel Prize for revealing the structure of DNA--comes a personal account of the making of a scientist. Watson shares the less revolutionary secrets he has found to getting along and getting ahead in a competitive world. Each phase of his experience yields age-specific practical advice. A believer in the intellectual promise of youth, Watson offers pointers to beginning scientists about choosing the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution, even one who is a former mentor. Later he addresses the role and needs of science at large universities. Scorning political correctness, this irreverent romp through Watson's life and learning is a guide to anyone plotting a career in science (or most anything else), addressed both to the next generation and those who are entrusted with their minds.--From publisher description
Subject Watson, James D., 1928- -- Biography
Molecular biologists -- United States -- Biography
Scientists -- United States -- Biography
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