Drive and Curiosity

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-25
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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Uncovers a singular personality characteristic, motivational factor, or circumstance that, in addition to their extraordinary drive and curiosity, led fifteen eminent scientists to achieve some of the most notable discoveries of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 15
Introductionp. 19
Author's Prefacep. 21
Author's Introductionp. 27
"Ignorant" Genius: Double Helixp. 29
Pushed By Personal Tragedy: Lifesaversp. 51
Overcoming Handicaps: MRIp. 69
Spirit of Competition: Structure of Proteinsp. 87
Valuing a Steady Job: Sequencing Biopolymersp. 107
Saving Time and Labor: Combinatorial Chemistryp. 123
Proving Herself: Measuring Hormones in Bloodp. 139
Stubbornness: "Impossible" Matterp. 155
Risking Reputation: Conducting Polymersp. 173
Reluctant Environmentalist: Saving the Ozone Layerp. 191
Mental Exercise: Polymerase Chain Reactionp. 207
Doing What Nature Did Not: "Noble" Compoundsp. 223
To Save Humankind: Nuclear Chain Reactionp. 241
Creating Under Pressure: Thermonuclear Explosionp. 257
Joy of Understanding: Big Bangp. 277
Epilogue. Lessons, But No Recipesp. 297
Notesp. 301
Indexp. 321
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