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


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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 ...

Avoid Boring People: And other lessons from a life in science 2008, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199548187