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

Author: Jeremy J Baumberg
Publisher: Princeton ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy J Baumberg
ISBN: 9780691174358 0691174350
OCLC Number: 1051697324
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 236 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jeremy J. Baumberg.

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