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    DescriptionFrom Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers. In "Avoid Boring People," Watson lays down a life's wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. It's an irreverent romp through Watson's colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind.

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    Avoid Boring People
    Lessons from a Life in Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James D Watson, Foreword by Hanna H Gray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 347
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375727146
    ISBN 10: 0375727140

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: BGTA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6A
    LC classification: Q
    BISAC V2.8: SCI049000
    Abridged Dewey: 509
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    B&T Approval Code: A50500000, C60405622, A60700000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 572.8092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBT
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James D. Watson was director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York from 1968 to 1993 and is now its chancellor emeritus. He was the first director of the National Center for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health from 1989 to 1992. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, he has received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society and is a Knight of the British Empire (KBE). He has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and, with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962.
    Review quote
    "Aspiring Nobel laureates, pay attention. The road to the prize is laid out for you here. A book to be highlighted and handed down." --"Seed Magazine" "Insightful, useful and on target about science, competition, leadership, teaching and academic success. . . . Watson remains one of the most fascinating scientists of our time, as iconic in some respects as is the double helix." --"Nature" "Entertaining. . . . Watson passes on what he can to young scientists coming up and to the rest of us as well." --"Los Angeles Times" "Watson is both a scientific genius and a larger-than-life personality. . . . If you want to learn how science gets done in the real world . . . Watson makes for a wonderful guide." --"The Boston Globe" "Vintage Watson: brash, bumptious, brilliant--and never boring." --"Kirkus" "Watson proves as engaging as ever." --"Booklist" "Entertaining and historically revealing." --"Publishers Weekly"