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蒲慕明先生的推荐书单


蒲慕明先生的推荐书单

来自: Sapphire (武汉) 创建时间: 2010-03-05 18:10:38 最后修改时间: 2010-04-16 20:49:41

Dear Young Friends:

As promised in my talk in Wuhan last week, I am enclosing a list of twelve books, together with some personal comments. These are selected from the notes I wrote in the past ten years f or students at the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai on some of the books in our library. I fe lt that my life was very much enriched and my scientific work greatly benefited from the books I have read in the past, including those included here. Many great scientists are my mentors and t aught me how to do science through their writings. Reading the first-hand account of the process of the discovery by the discoverers themselves is probably the most effective way of learning h ow to do creative and original science.

Some books have translated versions published in Chinese. However, I highly recommend re ading these books in their original language - not only for accuracy but also for learning how to write in English. You should also pay some attention to the way messages are presented, in add ition to the messages themselves. It is a joy to read writings by scientists like Peter Medawar, F rancis Crick, Stephen J. Gould, and Richard Lewontin. The clarity, accuracy, and charm are often lost in translation. Good writings are like pieces of artwork to be appreciated and enjoyed.

Best wishes to fruitful reading, Mu-ming Poo

P.S.

1. My poor typing skill for Chinese characters prevented me from writing these notes in Chin ese. 2. Some students asked for the digital version of the books I suggested. I do not have it. I guess you can ask your library to purchase the book or order it yourself by mail through Amazo n Books.

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共 12 个图书· · · · · · 2010-03-05 10:11:39 添加 1. The Eighth Day of Creation

作者 : Horace Freeland Judson 出版社 : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press,U.S.

评语 : If you are going to read only one book outside your immediate field of study in your entire graduate school period, I recommend this one.

2010-03-05 10:14:21 添加 2. Advice to a Young Scientist

作者 : P. B. Medawar 出版社 : Basic Books

评语 : I was 40 years old when I first read this book, and I have returned to it several times since then and found it still refreshing.

2010-03-05 10:15:11 添加 3. What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery (Sloan Foundation Science)

作者 : Francis Crick 出版社 : Basic Books

评语 : This is a “scientific” autobiography by the most brilliant biologist of our time. In this book, Crick mainly wrote about his scientific activities during the classic period of molecular biology, from 1953 to 1966, when the genetic code was elucidated.

2010-03-05 10:16:58 添加 4. The Double Helix

作者 : James D. Watson 出版社 : W. W. Norton & Company

评语 : This was a book that offended many of Watson’s contemporaries and colleagues, because of his biased and egocentric view of the events and people related to the discovery of the double helix.

2010-03-05 10:18:36 添加 5. A Passion for Science

出版社 : Oxford University Press, USA

评语 : The present book is a collection of interviews he conducted with a group of distinguished scientists from diverse fields. I particularly enjoyed the interview with Sydney Brenner.

2010-03-05 10:20:23 添加 6. A Feeling for the Organism, 10th Aniversary Edittion

作者 : Evelyn Fox Keller 出版社 : Times Books

评语 : Keller had not only written about the life and science of this remarkable scientist, but also addressed broader issues, e.g., how scientists interact with their

peers and how they are perceived and received by the scientific community at large.

2010-03-05 10:34:45 添加 7. Is Science Necessary

作者 : Max Perutz 出版社 : Oxford University Press, USA

评语 : This book is a collection of essays he wrote over the years on scientists and science, and on science-related books. There are many interesting stories and witty comments by this pioneer of modern biology.

2010-03-05 10:39:42 添加 8. Ever Since Darwin

作者 : Stephen Jay Gould 出版社 : W. W. Norton & Company

评语 : “Ever Since Darwin” is the first and perhaps the best one of the series of books that contain organized collections of his articles in Natural History.

2010-03-05 10:51:38 添加 9. It Ain't Necessarily So

作者 : Lewontin, Richard 出版社 : New York Review Books

2010-03-05 10:47:16 添加 10. The Mismeasure of Man

作者 : Stephen Jay Gould 出版社 : W. W. Norton & Company

评语 : This is the best book on the subject of IQ and human intelligence.

2010-04-16 12:49:32 添加 11. Time, Love, Memory

作者 : JONATHAN WEINER 出版社 : Vintage

2010-03-05 10:49:31 添加 12. Cantor's Dilemma

作者 : Carl Djerassi 出版社 : Penguin (Non-Classics)


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