science | April 29, 2013

Early Reviews: Edward O. Wilson's New Book "Commands Attention"

It's not an easy task to condense over six decades of field work into a guide for young scientists. However, noted science speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson has managed to do so. And, according to a new review from The Boston Globe, his new book is one that all intellectually curious readers can enjoy. Titled Letters to a Young Scientist, Wilson's book was published earlier this month. It chronicles over sixty years of scientific experience and the lessons he's learned along the way.

Here's what the Boston Globe had to say: "Beautifully written, richly detailed, and practical, his little book should command the attention of anyone who is contemplating a career in ecology or biodiversity—or who 'sometimes daydreams like a scientist.'" They also write that his passion for exploration is "infectious" and in the "five sections that deal with science as a profession, the creative process, a life in science, theory, and ethics, Wilson offers provocative advice to young scientists."

As Wilson has said, it's a crucial time for the sciences, and it's vitally important to cultivate the young minds of today to ensure a future full of discovery and advancement.

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