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Becoming a Successful Scientist Strategic Thinking for Scientific Discovery

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ISBN-10: 0521735068

ISBN-13: 9780521735063

Edition: 2009

Authors: Craig Loehle

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.41" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Craig Loehle is Principal Scientist at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. His published work has spanned topics including forestry, ecology, conservation, statistics, simulation, climate change and optimization. He is the author of Thinking Strategically (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

A science career
Why science?
The life of a scientist
The inner game of science
Strategic creativity
Discovery as a process
Strategic problem solving
Reality check
A matter of style
Attitude: the inner strategist
Strategic thinking exercises
Scientific discovery in practice
Problem finding
Analysis: tools of thought
Solutions: getting a grip
The social dimension of science
Conducting a research program
Science informing policy: the myth of objective science advice
Summary: the strategic approach to science