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Failure: Why Science Is So Successful by [Firestein, Stuart]

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Energetic a close examination of how repeated failure refines problems, clarifying the way forward. (Barbara Kiser, Nature)

A breath of contemplative fresh air. (New York Times Book Review)

Engaging book ... his colloquial style ... is easy to read (Mark Greener, Fortean Times)

This book will certainly make for an interesting read for scientists ... but Failure might also be of interest to non-scientists (Katrina Kramer, Chemistry World)

The book is very engaging and witty at times (Network Review)

About the Author

Stuart Firestein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, where his highly popular course on ignorance invites working scientists to come talk to students each week about what they don't know. Dedicated to promoting science to a public audience, he serves as an advisor for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's program for the Public Understanding of Science and was awarded the 2011 Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching. He was also recently named an AAAS Fellow.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 019939010X
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013JWI5KM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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