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Developing a Talent for Science


  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193122

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  • Want to make the most of your talent for science? This practical guide for students, postdoctorates and professors offers a unique stepwise approach to help you develop your expertise and become a more productive scientist. Covering topics from giving presentations and writing effectively to prioritising your workload, it provides guidance to enhance your skills and combine them with those of others to your mutual benefit. Learn how to maintain your passion for science, inspire others to develop their abilities and motivate yourself to plan effectively, focus on your goals and even optimise funding opportunities. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories, novel questionnaires and exercises for self-reflection, this must-read guide provides everything you need to take responsibility for your own personal and professional development.

    • Questionnaires and visualization tools help the reader to assess their strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for improvement
    • 'Try this' exercises reinforce the key messages in each section
    • Over 20 anecdotes provide an insight into real-life success stories
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This insightful book offers guidance toward an enhanced productive academic or professional scientific career … a must-read for any professional in the geophysical community and for those pursuing studies in this field.' The Leading Edge

    '… if you had only one book to recommend to a student I would suggest this one. It is all there: the tips that, if applied, will make you a good presenter, an inspiring communicator, a sought-after collaborator, and more.' Elements

    '… the strength of Jansen's little book is its valuable lessons on how 'to sell yourself'. Developing a Talent for Science should be required reading for those who see scholarly work as preparing a 'sales pitch' and 'climbing their career ladder'.' Stanley Shostak, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193122
    • length: 182 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Develop your talent
    2. Use other people's talent
    3. Develop other people's talent
    4. Make it happen
    5. Use your webs
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    • Geographic Thought
  • Author

    Ritsert C. Jansen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
    Ritsert C. Jansen is Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Bioinformatics Centre at the University of Groningen. He has a successful career in the sciences and extensive experience as a trainer on career and personal development courses.

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