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The Joy of Science: Seven Principles for Scientists Seeking Happiness, Harmony, and Success

AUTHOR Schneider, Jen
PUBLISHER Cambridge University Press (06/24/2016)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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We live in an age where working in science or engineering offers tremendous professional opportunities - the pace of scientific development is truly breathtaking. Yet many researchers struggle with the pressures of the fast-paced academic workplace, and struggle to harmonize their work and personal lives. The result can be burnout, exhaustion, and stress on a personal level, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented, diverse people to science and engineering. This book, written for graduate students and researchers at all stages of their careers, aims to help scientists by identifying and questioning the core beliefs that drive a culture of overwork, and provides real-world examples and exercises for those wishing to do things differently. Written in a lively narrative style, and including interview excerpts from practicing scientists, social scientists, and engineers, this book serves as a guide for those seeking to practice the seven traits of the joyful scientist.
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ISBN-13: 9781316509005
ISBN-10: 1316509001
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 180
Carton Quantity: 28
Product Dimensions: 6.05 x 0.46 x 9.12 inches
Weight: 0.71 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Earth Sciences - General
Dewey Decimal: 502.3
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016006104
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We live in an age where working in science or engineering offers tremendous professional opportunities - the pace of scientific development is truly breathtaking. Yet many researchers struggle with the pressures of the fast-paced academic workplace, and struggle to harmonize their work and personal lives. The result can be burnout, exhaustion, and stress on a personal level, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented, diverse people to science and engineering. This book, written for graduate students and researchers at all stages of their careers, aims to help scientists by identifying and questioning the core beliefs that drive a culture of overwork, and provides real-world examples and exercises for those wishing to do things differently. Written in a lively narrative style, and including interview excerpts from practicing scientists, social scientists, and engineers, this book serves as a guide for those seeking to practice the seven traits of the joyful scientist.
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Author: Schneider, Jen
Jen Schneider is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University, where she teaches and advises in the graduate program, and holds affiliate appointments with the College of Innovation and Design and the Public Policy Research Center, She serves as Associate Director of the Boise State University Experimental program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. She has published widely in the fields of environmental and science communication, energy studies, and engineering studies, including co-authoring the books Engineering and Sustainable Community Development (2010, Morgan and Claypool Publishers) and Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism (2016, Palgrave Macmillan).
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