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ISBN: 0199548188 / ISBN-13: 9780199548187

Avoid Boring People: and Other Lessons from a Life in Science

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  • Avoid Boring People: and Other Lessons from a Life in Science (Oxford University Press) – Paperback (2008)
    by James D. Watson

    Avoid Boring People: and Other Lessons from a Life in Science

    Paperback, Oxford University Press
    2008
    362 pages

    ISBN: 0199548188
    ISBN-13: 9780199548187

    James D. Watson looks back on his extraordinary and varied career -- from its beginnings as a schoolboy in Chicago's South Side to the day he left Harvard almost 50 years later, world-renowned as the co-discoverer of DNA -- and considers the lessons he has learnt along the way. The result is both an engagingly eccentric memoir and an insightful compendium of lessons in life for aspiring scientists. Watson's 'manners' range from those he learnt bird-watching with his father during the Great Depression ('Avoid fighting bigger ... Show more

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