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The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: Advice for Young Scientists

The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: Advice for Young Scientists
 

Useful for those interested in a career in science, the author 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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780231138970
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Published 15 April 2008 by Columbia University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Doherty, Peter
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ISBN-13 9780231138970
ISBN-10 0231138970
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Publication Date 15 April 2008
International Publication Date 22 April 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Doherty, Peter
Category Popular Science
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 98mm
Height: 130mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 312g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Immunologists - United States, Allergy and Immunology, Nobel Prize, Biomedical Research, Nobel Prize winners
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 507.9
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A highly readable introduction to the modern world of scientific research. -- Mary Powers, Commercialappeal.com Important to any aspiring scientist. -- Bookwatch A charmingly homely account of his own unlikely path toward this pinnacle. -- Margaret Wertheim, Los Angeles Times The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize is an interesting and useful read for up-and-coming scientists. -- The Journal of the American Medical Association
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter C. Doherty was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1996. He is currently operating active research programs at both St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and the University of Melbourne.

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