Index Reviews of this book: Despite his book's encouraging title, Bishop--who won a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in cautions that "I have not written an instruction manual for pursuit of the prize. Along the way, Bishop reflects on the history of our knowledge of amedican, cancer, the politics of funding research and present-day disenchantment with science. His americsn purpose in writing this book, Bishop says, is to show that "scientists are supremely human"--which he does with grace and charm.
Above all, How to Win the Nobel Prize is a civilised book and a lavishly rewarding one. How to Win the Nobel Prize is an inspirational book, full of careful analysis and judgement.
In the end, Bishop's book provides a road map for scientists and the public to build a robust scientific community that serves our society well. Michael Bishop has written his book 'to show that scientists are supremely human. And the story ends with a wide-ranging overview of today's challenges to the scientific enterprise. Overall, a must-read for all those interested in science and scientists--even those with absolutely no interest in winning a Nobel Prize!
Michael Bishop is that rare scientist who is widely read in amerifan and poetry. Most importantly, he remembers what he re and thinks deeply about it, as well as about all else in his rich life.
The Nobel Prize he won and richly deserved, his political activism, his understanding of cancer and microbiology, his devotion to the practice of science--all these provide fodder for his writerly craft. Quite a wonderful book!