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by Robert Kanigel

eBook Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty ePub
Author: Robert Kanigel
Language: English
ISBN: 0025606506
ISBN13: 978-0025606500
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; 1 edition (September 1, 1986)
Pages: 271
Category: History & Philosophy
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 278
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ePub file: 1154 kb
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Robert Kanigel is a professional science writer. His recent book, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan, was a national bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for biography in 1992.

Robert Kanigel is a professional science writer. Julie Axelrod,failed to gain admission to med school due to mediocre grades as a Pre-med and racial quotas against jews in the early 1900's.

Robert Kanigel (born May 28, 1946) is an American biographer and science writer, known as the author of seven books and more than 400 articles, essays, and . Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty. Macmillan hardcover, 1986.

Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty. Johns Hopkins University Press paperback, 1993.

Robert Kanigel takes us into the heady world of a remarkable group of scientists working at the National Institutes of. .A brilliantly written book, and a new kind of book, about what, at the very highest level, can be taught; not information, but investigative style

A brilliantly written book, and a new kind of book, about what, at the very highest level, can be taught; not information, but investigative style. No one interested in science or quick-cut melodrama should miss Apprentice to Genius.

Apprentice to Genius book.

Kanigel's dynasty is particularly interesting because the four generations of ""genius"" he traces have carved out a new hopharmacology-the area of neuroscience that deals with the naturally existing brain chemicals and synthetic drugs.

Kanigel's dynasty is particularly interesting because the four generations of ""genius"" he traces have carved out a new hopharmacology-the area of neuroscience that deals with the naturally existing brain chemicals and synthetic drugs that play a vital role in brain activities and behavior. First in the dynasty was Bernard Brodie, nicknamed ""Steve"" after the daring exploits of the Brooklyn Bridge jumper.

Apprentice to Genius : The Making of a Scientific Dynasty.

Johns Hopkins University Press.

Apprentice to Genius. The Making of a Scientific Dynasty.

Exploring a chain of mentor relationships in one dynasty of prize-winning scientists, this book offers an account of the friendship, rivalries, and Nobel Prize ambition which characterize the creative collaborations of scientific breakthroughs
Skunk Black
Great read for anybody interested in medical research, the early days of the NIH and the virtues of perserverance.Julie Axelrod,failed to gain admission to med school due to mediocre grades as a Pre-med and racial quotas against jews in the early 1900's. He lost an eye due to an Ammonia lab explosion at 23.He spent 10yrs in a dead end job testing chemical ingredients in food.Nevertheless, he loved science.Went to night classes and obtained a Masters in Chemistry.He worked as a lab rat for a PI that stole his work and gave him zero credit.He took courage, at 42, despite being married and having 2 kids and took steps towards obtaining a PhD.Armed with a PhD, he embarked on research that revolutionized Pharmacology and the fundamental understanding of the transport of molecules in neuronal tissues.His determination, perserverance and hard work earned him a share of the nobel prize in Physiology and Medicine.
As someone interested in the uptake of molecules in cells and consequences for disease and Pathology, I found this book to be truly incredible. It's also true inspiration as I seek to find ways to use my Chemical Engineering background to find cures for diseases that afflict mankind and hopefully relieve human suffering .I recommend it to anybody interested in Physiology, Medicine, Pharmacology, the Politics of lab research etc.,I especially recommend it to women in research.There's a scene about a famous female researcher and how her contributions to pioneering research were stolen by her PI-who took all credit, enjoyed all the accolades, and never acknowledged the significant contributions made by the female student researcher.This is a must read for any serious future resarch scientist, or anybody that truly loves science.An extra bonus if you are familiar with DC and expecially the Rockville, Bethesda area. Lots of nuggets about pre-NIH , I-270 corridor.
Cheber
How many books are there which talk about scientific mentoring? So very few. This book gives vivid portraits of how top-flight scientists pass down their "research genes" by mentoring their apprentices. This book gives the readers the inside look of the research lives of these prominent scientists and their disciples. Of course, not all things are glorious, but throughout the book, the author brought out the theme again and again that mentoring is essential to the producing of next generation of outstanding achievers.

This book should be read by every bright and ambitious graduate student and postdoc. Do you want to achieve greatness? Do you want to learn how to do great research? Attach yourself to a great scientist! Julius Axelrod, the 1970 Nobel Laureate, has a saying: "99% of the discoveries are made by 1% of the scientists." Sociologist Harriet Zuckerman reported that the single factor that most clearly differentiated Nobel laureates from outstanding but lesser scientists was training with another Nobel laureate. Thus, the importance of mentoring cannot be overstated for a young budding scientist!

This book should be read by every top scientist in the world. Your legacy lies not just in your individual achievement, but also in passing down your "research genes" to the next generation and thus greatly magnifying your legacy.

The author should be applauded for such a monumental work!
Ice_One_Guys
Robert Kanigel is a rare gem. I stumbled on his other book " Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Man Who Knew Infinity" and was completely bewildered by his exceptional detailing and story telling ability. This book is such a rare piece as well. It inspires you and makes you think about all the subtle nuances of inter-personal relationships in academics/research. As a grad student, I was thoroughly inspired by this book. It does a very good job of infusing passion.
After reading this book, I started reevaluating my grad life and decided to move to a different school to work with the right kind of people. Working and surrounding oneself with passionate and dedicated people can make so much difference and this is an excellent book on everything to do with scientific mentoring.
Sharpbinder
It was the same as it was described. The Shipping time is OK.
This book introduce vivid portraits of aspiring scientists. I would highly recommend the bright and ambitious graduate students and postdocs to read it.
Yozshubei
This book was entertaining and germane to all aspiring and current scientists. Your scientific geneology will take on a new meaning and you will never be so proud to work in a field with curresnt mentor-apprintice relationships. After reading this book I found out that through my mentor, I am distantly related to Anne Frued!
invincible
While seemingly on a mundane and complicated subject (pharmacology and its researchers), it is an easy read for any layman and very, very interesting (especially on the topic of malaria medications and their discovery and problems)... Very interesting how hitching your star to the right person can make your career...and how pettiness and back-stabbing can be so cruel and counterproductive... A very, very good read for anyone even remotely interested in science...
Mr_Mix
Several years ago, my former mentor circulated this book in the lab. Until quite recently, my friends still found me quoting from it while talking about scientific ideas. Now, after reading the book for many times, and studying the characteristics of great mentors around me, I conclude that it's a marvelous book. Anyone who plan to have a bright scientific career should read this book. My only dissatisfaction is the book is so old. I demand a new edition or a sequel! And, I want more examples of such lineage of excellent scientists as described in the book.Surely, it's book that I will share with my student.
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