Close observation and description

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Take a potato from a bag of potatoes. Look at it closely. Yes, that's right, you really have to do this exercise. Now put it back with the other potatoes, mix them up and see if you can find it again. Easy? Now try this with oranges. Still easy? Now recruit a friend, and describe, draw or even photograph the potato in enough detail for them to pick it out. Or the orange.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Should We Be Worried About?
Subtitle of host publicationReal Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
PublisherHarper Perennial
ISBN (Print)9780062296238
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2014

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