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The life of a scientist is nothing like we read about in novels or see in the movies. There are many false starts, wrong turns, frustrations and most of all hard work. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with DAVID E. FISHER, Professor Emeritus of Geological Science and cosmochemistry at the University of Miami and founding Director of its Environmental Sciences program. His new book MUCH ADO ABOUT (PRACTICALLY) NOTHING: A HISTORY OF THE NOBLE GASES is part history of chemistry and part memoir of a life spent using the noble gases to explore the ages of meteorites and continental drift. Fisher’s book is also an honest account of the life of a scientist in academia trying to do research all the while dealing with rivalries, tenure issues and trying to find a balanced life. Tune in and learn about what a life as a research scientist is really like.