Based on a highly successful BBC series, A Passion for Science features thirteen informal conversations with eminent scientists--including physicists, molecular biologists, cancer researchers, and astronomers--who speak with remarkable candor and good humor about the personal side of science. Edited to stand alone and including expanded introductions as well as an opening chapter, the interviews focus on why they became scientists, what they find most rewarding about their work, and what it feels like to make a major discovery.
In this collection of conversations with Lewis Wolpert, such eminent scientists as Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, Christopher Zeeman, John Maynard Smith, Stephen Jay Gould, Anthony Epstein, and Richard Gregory provide highly entertaining and non-technical accounts of the activity that dominates their lives. At once humorous, insightful, and inspiring, the stories these scientists tell offer a vivid portrait of scientific work, the day-to-day routine, and the moments that come once in a lifetime.
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About the Editors:
Lewis Wolpert is Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London. He is also President of the British Society for Cell Biology.
Alison Richards is a radio producer for the BBC.
YA A well-written, well-researched collection of biographical essays on scientists of note from a wide variety of fields ranging from theoretical physics to neuropsychology. Each tells what inspiration led the scientist to choose the path of research science. The introductory essay discusses the current ambivalent perception of science as a necessary evil whose developments may improve or hurt humanity. The purpose of the book is to humanize scientists with the hope of encouraging an understanding of scientists as human beings in search of explanations of our world, and not as cold, unfeeling automatons. Students could refer to various essays to expand their views of science, and advanced science students might use the book to inspire more in-depth study of topics, a possible precursor to a research career. Bob Fliess, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex. AT A GLANCE Books in familiar series, titles that seem self- explanatory, new editions of YA stand-bys. all examined and approved by the Young Adult Reviewing Committee.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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