Art of Being a Scientist A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Mentors

ISBN-10: 0521743524

ISBN-13: 9780521743525

Edition: 2009

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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Roel Snieder holds the Keck Foundation Endowed Chair of Basic Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Utrecht. Snieder has served on the editorial boards of Geophysical Journal International, Inverse Problems, Reviews of Geophysics, and the European Journal of Physics. In 2000, he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is co-author of the textbook The Art of Being a Scientist: A Guide for Graduate Students and their Mentors (Cambridge University Press, 2009). From 2003 to 2011, he was a member of the Earth Science Council of the US Department of Energy. In 2008, Snieder worked for the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University on outreach and education on global energy. That same year, he was a founding member of the humanitarian organization Geoscientists Without Borders, where he served as chair until 2013. In 2011, he was elected Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Introduction
What is science?
Choices, choices, choices
The adviser and thesis committee
Questions drive research
Giving direction to your work
Turning challenges into opportunities
Ethics of research
Using the scientific literature
Communication
Publishing a paper
Time management
Writing proposals
The scientific career
Applying for a job
Concluding remarks
Further reading
A sample curriculum
The Refer and BibTeX format
Index
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