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Edward O. Wilson, Letters to a Young Scientist

· 27 July 2013 |  by Janantoon
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Edward O. Wilson, Letters to a Young ScientistLetters to a Young Scientist

Edward O. Wilson


taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Liveright
eerste editie: 2013
bindwijze: bibliotheekband
isbn: 9780871403773
pagina’s: 245

verworven via: Limerick, Gent

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career – both his successes and his failures – and his motivations for becoming a biologist.
At a time when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem, in his readers.


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