Curious Minds

Curious Minds

How A Child Becomes A Scientist

Book - 2005
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What makes a child decide to become a scientist?

*For Robert Sapolsky-Stanford professor of biology-it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible.
*Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein's work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak.
*Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow , found his calling through Descartes.

Murray Gell-Mann, Nicholas Humphrey, Freeman Dyson . . . 27 scientists in all write about what it was that sent them on the path to their life's work. Illuminating memoir meets superb science writing in stories that invite us to consider what it is-and what it isn't-that sets the scientific mind apart.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2005, c2004
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed. --
ISBN: 9781400076864
Branch Call Number: 509.22 Cur
Characteristics: xii, 236 p
Additional Contributors: Brockman, John 1941-


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Jul 14, 2011

The title misrepresents the content of this book. Funnily enough, most of the contributors to this book decided to become scientists when adults without any childhood inspiration. Dry reading.

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