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Author:
John Janovy
ISBN13:
978-0060913632
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0060913630
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Publisher:
HarperCollins; Later Printing edition (November 1, 1986)
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Science & Mathematics
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On Becoming a Biologist book.

On Becoming a Biologist book. And biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal not in monetary terms but in its contribution to our understanding of life.

On becoming a biologist. by. Janovy, John, 1937-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. com User, February 22, 2009. I very much appreciate this book. It's given me a lot of insight and we've bonded. A Great Book for the Prospective Biologist. com User, March 19, 2006. John Janovy has written a book in "On Becoming a Biologist" that I could have used profitably when I was doing just that- becoming a biologist.

On Becoming a Biologist is grounded in reality, cognizant of practical matters (education and jobs) as. .

On Becoming a Biologist is grounded in reality, cognizant of practical matters (education and jobs) as well as the ideals that inform the profession- a reverence for life and a responsibility to humankind and its future. Janovy draws on his experiences as a graduate and postdoctoral student, on his rewarding relationships with teachers, and on his fieldwork as a naturalist.

On Becoming a Biologist by John Janovy 9780803276208 (Paperback, 2004) Delivery UK delivery is usually within 7 to 9 working days. Read full description.

In that book, he probably describes biologists best as adventuresome, usually fun-loving, thoughtful, people. The most successful biologists I know are very open-minded and curious, and they work all the time, read a lot, and don't mind talking about their work.

When the juices are flowing, or the writer is hot, an invisible wall seems to fall away, and the writer moves easily and surely from one kind of reality into another. In his noninspired state, the. writer feels all the world to be mechanical, made up of numbered separate parts: he does not see wholes but particulars, not spirit but matter; or to put it another way, in this state the writer keeps looking at the words he’s written on the page and seeing only words on a page, not the living dream. They’re meant to trigger.

Three books by biologist Janovy offer intimate looks at the natural world and the web of relationships among living things. In Becoming a Biologist (LJ 2/15/86), Janovy's emphasis is not on the purely scientific side of the work but on the role and responsibility of the biologist.

In ''On Becoming a Biologist,'' John Janovy Jr. writes that biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal ''in its contribution to our . writes that biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal ''in its contribution to our understanding of life, not necessarily in our ability to convert it into money or prestige. In this book, the third in a Harper & Row series on the professions, Mr. Janovy, a professor of biology at the University of Nebraska, presents a concise, readable picture of biology as it is practiced in the field, the laboratory and the classroom. He moves easily from philosophy to politics to petri dish.

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Offers an account of biology as a career, covering a necessary love of nature, philosophy and techniques, education and research, employment options, and ethical responsibilities
  • I was required to purchase this book for a seminar class for students majoring in Biology. While the chapter outlining career paths was helpful, I found most of the book to be rather dry.
    Honestly, there were moments where I was slightly taken aback by things that Janovy said. He says at some point that those who study biology in order to work in industry aren't truly biologists, since they aren't doing it for the actual organisms. I found his point of view to be pretty frustrating.
    It was pretty clearly written, however, nice and straightforward (sometimes too much so).

  • John Janovy has written a book in "On Becoming a Biologist" that I could have used profitably when I was doing just that- becoming a biologist. I depended on my own enthusiasm, that of my instructors and two major professors, and my fellow graduate students. Indeed, this was sufficient, but having Janovy's book would have also offered a significant boost in times of doubt and uncertainty.

    Certainly no one goes into biology (or art, or literature, or any other academic activity) if one wants to get rich. Few biologists are wealthy. However we do have one thing (of several) in our favor- we generally like what we do (at least in teaching and research- now faculty meetings and committees are another thing entirely.!) We can, in fact, always find something of interest in any vacant lot, pond, river, woods or desert. We are very seldom bored. Janovy catches this excitement well in his book and he has done all potential biologists, professional or amateur (and I think a lot of nuts and bolts biology- taxonomy, life history, ecology, ethology, etc. will be done by amateurs in the future) a great service. He also brings out an issue that is often overlooked- a true field biologist should be an observer and in doing so, should not overlook art courses to sharpen that ability. Art is not in antipathy to natural science despite some modern notions otherwise. The famous ornithologist and artist George Sutton is a fine example of a scientist who mixed the two disciplines with profit.

    Janovy introduces the reader to the naturalists, the practice of biology, teaching and learning, making a living, and responsibilities, in five gem-like chapters. I recommend this book highly to anyone who contemplates biology as a career or avocation. If you were enthusiastic before, you will be all the more so after you read Janovy's prose!

  • I am stuck in what can only be called (generously) a mid-career crisis and changing to a career in biology is one of the possible directions I've been considering. Reading this book not only helped me to understand what life would be like if I chose to pursue a career in biology but it also talked about the details of a life that are hard to learn from the outside: the world-view, the ethical code, the experience of the daily life of a biologist. One of the best things I learned from this book is that for a person interested in biology there are many options, including being a devoted amateur. I still don't know what the future holds for me. This book was only one piece of the puzzle but it is an important piece and the lessons I learned go beyond biology.

  • 25 years ago, after spending 6 years in the Navy I started college intending for an Engineering degree. For whatever reason, I excelled at Biology and Chemistry and found Biology to be most fascinating. A professor gave me this book and I changed majors. Biologists don't make a lot of money but we live fulfilled lives and get to experience amazing things. We also have high ethics and our jobs are rarely considered "just making a living", we pride ourselves in being dedicated to our profession. If you are considering a career in Biology, read this book! And if you become a Biologist, welcome to the clan!

  • Janovy presents an enjoyable, readable overview of how one becomes a biologist. He also provides suggestions about what and how to do things once you become a biologist. Janovy's comments are practical and insightful. This book should be required reading for all first-year college biology majors -- it is for mine! The going is smooth, the examples are clear, and the overall message is that it's no only OK, but fun and exciting to become a biologist. This is a great little book.

  • Not bad, but a bit dry and outdated (obviously not the author's fault - just a comment on the book's usefulness today). I was expecting more of a story about his personal journey towards becoming a biologist, but the book is more for people considering biology as a career option - what it takes. Perhaps an updated edition is in order?

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  • I very much appreciate this book. It's given me a lot of insight and we've bonded.