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This requires your going back with me to the summer of , in the midst of the Second World War. I had just turned fourteen, and my hometown, the little city of Mobile, Alabama, had been largely taken over by the buildup of a wartime shipbuilding industry and military air base. Although I rode my bicycle around the streets of Mobile a couple of times as a potential emergency messenger, I remained oblivious to the great events occurring in the city and world. Instead, I spent a lot of my spare time — not required to be at-school — earning merit badges in my quest to reach the Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Mostly, however, I explored nearby swamps and forests, collecting ants and butterflies. At home I attended to my menagerie of snakes and black widow-spiders. Global war meant that very few young men were available to serve as counselors at nearby Boy Scout Camp Pushmataha.
Rarely does one find so much solid advice in such a personal and passionate package—Wilson is downright fatherly.
Just like a smart field guide one might use as their standard to identify animals and plants, Wilson's Letters to a Young Scientist could become a definitive handbook for academic advisors and aspiring scientists alike. It is clearly worth keeping a copy close at hand for quick encouragement, for frequent loans to the budding young scientists among you, and for a refresher to what makes or made you great and, for others, still could.
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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Comparison of the responses of two Great Lakes lineages of Peromyscus leucopus to climate change. Influential factors on gray brocket deer Mazama gouazoubira activity and movement in the Pantanal, Brazil. Building an integrated infrastructure for exploring biodiversity: His lifelong study has unveiled hugely significant facts about the fascinating social structure of ants and life generally, and he has written beautifully about it. But in this terribly frustrating book, nuggets of scientific wisdom are buried among proud, self-congratulatory, ant-based anecdotes.
It might have worked as a straight autobiography of a great researcher, rather than supposed instruction to one starting out.
Lay readers might find it heavy going. But it's not really for scientists, other than aspiring entomologists.
Non-biologists will either know the general principles of the scientific method, or will not relate to the many tales of ant fieldwork, which have limited relevance to a physicist. Wilson attributes his success to ambition and the fact that he "never changed".
If Francis Crick hadn't switched from the physics of viscosity to biology, he wouldn't have sussed the genetic code. My unsolicited advice: Or any career, for that matter.