The Daily Life of the Researcher

Chasing Ghosts?

by Cédric Gaucherel (writer)
Collection: Essais
december 2013
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The author offers here a compendium of opinions, both frivolous and serious, on science and sometimes scientific activity as currently performed. It has three complementary sections. The first texts give a critical, yet frivolous vision of the study of the nature surrounding us. Several disciplines belonging to the broad environmental area are addressed. The second section places man in this nature; the discussions centre on thoughts linked to our relationship with nature. The third and final section scrutinises in more detail this special interface between nature and culture which is the remit of scientific research. Some aspects of the activity of researcher, usually less commented on in the literature, are recounted.

Préface de Guillaume Lecointre


Préface de Vincent Bonhomme




Chapitre 1 La nature

1. La biodiversité galvaudée

2. Complexe ou compliqué ?

3. Algorithmes contre équations

4. La biologie de l’amour

5. Existe-t-il des lois en biologie ?

6. La créativité, une affaire de nature


Chapitre 2 La société

7. La créativité, une affaire de culture

8. L’homme centripète

9. L’hominodyssée face à « l’hominescence »

10. Parler soigne l’amnésie… et la myopie

11. L’orgueil du chercheur… et de l’artiste

12. La créativité, nature autant que culture


Chapitre 3 La recherche, cette interface entre nature et culture

13. Qu’est-ce qu’un bon chercheur ?

14. Le défi de l’interdisciplinarité

15. Ne demandez pas pourquoi ?

16. Comment chercher ?

17. Le marché mondial de la recherche




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Sciences Otherwise Elements of philosophy for use by curious researcherscurieux

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Taste, a matter of the nose? 80 facts to enhance our understanding of taste.

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Biodiversity A new story waiting to be written

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Farm animal genetics Diversity and adaptation in a changing world

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Nature's harmonies tested by biology Evolution and Biodiversity

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Overweight - in your head or on a plate? It is possible to cope with it!

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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Essais

Published: 4 december 2013

Reference Book: 02413

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02413EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02413NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782759220762

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759220786

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759220779

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Book: 120 x 190

Pages count Book: 96

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 96

Weight (in grammes): 115 (Book)

Size: 1,8 Mo (ePub), 3,3 Mo (PDF)