The Incomplete Guide to the Art of Discovery
by Jack E. Oliver
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1991
Number of pages: 224
Cornell emeritus professor Jack Oliver draws on his nearly 50 years as a scientist to explore the strategies, tactics, and personal traits and attitudes necessary for fruitful scientific discovery. This book can serve as a guide to the ambitious young scientist or student of science.
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