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 Advice to a Young Scientist (6)
 (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)
 By P.B. Medawar

Finished on Jan 27, 2009


 Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions (6)
 By Brian Hayes

Finished on May 22, 2008

Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
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Making math tasty 
bitplayer is a blog authored by Brian Hayes that I read occasionally. That's where I learnt about his latest book Group Theory In The Bedroom, And Other Mathematical Diversions. It's a compilation of 12 long essays he had written for the American Scientist magazine. Written for a general scie ... (continue)  — May 22, 2008  Add your feedback


 The Canon (14)
 A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
 By Natalie Angier

Finished on Jul 9, 2007

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A rollercoaster ride everyone must take! 
Why are people so scared of science? Why is most of the public so illiterate about science even though they use it every second of their life?
It is these problems that NYTimes science journalist Natalie Angier attempts to solve in this book by taking the reader on a fun filled, informational ... (continue)
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Advice to a Young Scientist
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MeticulousAdvice To A Young Scientist is a book by P. B. Medawar for folks keen on entering research. Medawar won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1960 for his research on why immune systems reject organ transplants. Medawar's writing is meticulous and a joy to read. Though the former half of the book deals wi ... (continue)
Advice To A Young Scientist is a book by P. B. Medawar for folks keen on entering research. Medawar won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1960 for his research on why immune systems reject organ transplants. Medawar's writing is meticulous and a joy to read. Though the former half of the book deals with practical information for the newbie, the latter turns into a treatise on science and the scientific method. Not bad reading at all.
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