The Chicago guide to communicating science / Scott L. Montgomery
- Montgomery, Scott L.
- Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
- Second edition.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
- The language and rhetoric of science: using them to your advantage. Communicating science -- The language of science: historical realities for readers and writers -- Reading well: the first step to writing well -- Writing well: a few basics -- Writing very well: opportunities for creativity and elegance -- The review process: dealing with contents and discontents -- Through a flask darkly: plagiarism, fraud, and the ethics of authorship -- Communicating professionally: where, what, and how. Professional scientific communication: where does it happen? -- The scientific paper: a realistic view and practical advice -- Other types of writing: review articles, book reviews, debate/critique -- The proposal -- Graphics and their place -- Oral presentations: a few words -- The graduate thesis (dissertation): what it means and how to do it -- The online world: science in a new context -- Special topics in communicating science. For researchers with English as a foreign language -- Translating scientific material: guiding principles and realities -- Meet the press: how to be an effective and responsible source for the media -- Science writing and science talks: communicating with and for the public -- Teaching science communication: helpful ideas for the classroom -- In conclusion.
- "For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scott Montgomery's advice is perfectly adaptable to any scientific writer's needs. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to address crucial issues in the changing landscape of scientific communication, with an increased focus on those writers working in corporate settings, government, and nonprofit organizations as well as academia. Half a dozen new chapters tackle the evolving needs and paths of scientific writers. These sections address plagiarism and fraud, writing graduate theses, translating scientific material, communicating science to the public, and the increasing globalization of research. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science recognizes that writers come to the table with different needs and audiences. Through solid examples and concrete advice, Montgomery sets out to help scientists develop their own voice and become stronger communicators. He also teaches readers to think about their work in the larger context of communication about science, addressing the roles of media and the public in scientific attitudes as well as offering advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues such as climate change or emerging viruses. More than ever, communicators need to be able to move seamlessly among platforms and styles. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science's comprehensive coverage means that scientists and researchers will be able to expertly connect with their audiences, no matter the medium" -- From the publisher.
- 9780226144504 (pbk. : alk. paper)
022614450X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -324) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the J. Harvey Fahnestock Endowment for Scientific, Engineering and Rare Books; 2016
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