On Becoming a Biologist

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U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - 153 pages
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?We share a common bond with even the most bizarre beetle of the Peruvian rain forest,? asserts John Janovy Jr. ?A belief in that common bond might, in fact, be the most fundamental characteristic of a biologist.? And biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal not in monetary terms but in its contribution to our understanding of life. The famous naturalist brings a humanist?s vision to this superbly written book.

On Becoming a Biologist is grounded in reality, cognizant of practical matters (education and jobs) as well as the ideals that inform the profession?a reverence for life and a responsibility to humankind and its future. Janovy draws on his experiences as a graduate and postdoctoral student, on his rewarding relationships with teachers, and on his fieldwork as a naturalist. This edition includes new information throughout the book regarding pertinent events, issues, and changes in technology.

  

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Yiggy - LibraryThing

In five short chapters, John Janovy has painted a fairly realistic picture of what life is like for the working Biologist in the 21st century. Addressing topics such as occupational opportunities, the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Jane - Goodreads

This book has career advice and so much more! It is an essay on the naturalist ethic, an honest look at the values of a professional or amateur biologist and a discussion of the responsibilities of a biologist. This is a wise and heartfelt invitation to spend your life studying life. Consulter l'avis complet

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Naturalists
1
The Practice of Biology
34
Teaching and Learning
69
Making a Living
93
Responsibilities
118
Annotated Bibliography and Reading List
145
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John Janovy Jr. is Varner Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln and director of the Cedar Point Biological Station. He is the author of Keith County Journal and Back in Keith County, both available in Bison Books editions.

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