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Author Hargittai, István.

Title Drive and curiosity : what fuels the passion for science / Istvan Hargittai ; foreword by Carl Djerassi.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2011.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    509.22 HAR    Available
Description 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Ignorant" genius : double helix -- Pushed by personal tragedy : lifesavers -- Overcoming handicaps : MRI -- Spirit of competition : structure of proteins -- Valuing a steady job : sequencing biopolymers -- Saving time and labor : combinatorial chemistry -- Proving herself : measuring hormones in blood -- Stubbornness : "impossible" matter -- Risking reputation : conducting polymers -- Reluctant environmentalist : saving the ozone layer -- Mental exercise : polymerase chain reaction -- Doing what nature did not : "noble" compounds -- To save humankind : nuclear chain reaction -- Creating under pressure : thermonuclear explosion -- Joy of understanding : Big Bang -- Lessons, but no recipes.
Summary Uncovers a singular personality characteristic, motivational factor, or circumstance that, in addition to their extraordinary drive and curiosity, led fifteen eminent scientists to achieve some of the most notable discoveries of the twentieth century.
Subject Scientists -- Intellectual life.
Discoveries in science.
ISBN 9781616144685 (cloth : alk. paper)
1616144688 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781616144692 (ebook)
1616144696 (ebook)
Standard No. 40019887089

 
    
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