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The secret life of science : how it really works and why it matters

Author: Jeremy J Baumberg
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
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"We take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Is it truly as healthy as we tend to think? How does the system itself shape what scientists do? [This book] takes a clear-eyed and provocative look at the current state of global science, shedding light on a cutthroat and tightly tensioned enterprise that even scientists themselves often don't fully understand. The Secret Life of Science is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baumberg, Jeremy J.
Secret life of science.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017039857
(OCoLC)1001907028
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy J Baumberg
ISBN: 9781400889303 1400889308
OCLC Number: 1028552535
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Questing science --
What is science? --
Motivating science --
Publish or perish --
What science do scientists hear about --
What science do you get to hear? --
What science gets done --
Who becomes a scientist --
The future of science --
Changing the ecosystem.
Responsibility: Jeremy J. Baumberg.

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There may be more than 1 answer to a question, and more than 1 way to achieve the result, even in science.  Read more...

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