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The Craft of Scientific Communication (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

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The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve the clarity, cogency, and communicative power of their words and images.

In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate. Organized topically with information on the structural elements and the style of scientific communications, each chapter draws on models of past successes and failures to show students and practitioners how best to negotiate the world of print, online publication, and oral presentation.

About the Author

Joseph E. Harmon is a senior editor/writer at Argonne National Laboratory. Alan G. Gross is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. They are coauthors of The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

 

 

Table of Contents

What This Book Does

 

Part I: The Scientific Article

1          Introducing Your Problem

2          Distilling Your Research

3          Entitling Your Research

4          Turning Your Evidence into Arguments: Results and Discussion

5          Drawing Your Conclusions

6          Framing Your Methods

7          Distributing Credit

8          Arranging Matters

9          Varying Matters

 

Part II: Beyond the Scientific Article

10        Proposing New Research

11        Going Public

12        Presenting PowerPoint Science

13        Organizing PowerPoint Slides

 

Part III: Writing Style

14        Composing Scientific English

15        Improving Scientific English

 

Acknowledgments

References

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226316611
Author:
Harmon, Joseph E.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Gross, Alan G.
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
Communication in science
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Reference-Student Writing Guides
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 halftones, 12 line drawings, 2 tables
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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