A Field Guide for Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195174984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 4920

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicators

A Step-by-Step Approach to Public Outreach

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387499601

Category: Science

Page: 270

View: 5061

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This hands-on guide offers practical advice on all aspects of science communication. It features a tightly interwoven fabric of issues: product types, target groups, written communication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient workflow, distribution, promotion, advertising, and much more. Extremely practical, the guide provides the necessary "shortcuts" to produce outreach products of high quality. All concepts are explained with simple terms and illustrative examples while check lists and short "to-the-point" overviews enable rapid progress and quick results. New science communicators as well as seasoned presenters will find this guide both helpful and inspirational.

How Climate Change Comes to Matter

The Communal Life of Facts

Author: Candis Callison

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376067

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 4911

DOWNLOAD NOW »

During the past decade, skepticism about climate change has frustrated those seeking to engage broad publics and motivate them to take action on the issue. In this innovative ethnography, Candis Callison examines the initiatives of social and professional groups as they encourage diverse American publics to care about climate change. She explores the efforts of science journalists, scientists who have become expert voices for and about climate change, American evangelicals, Indigenous leaders, and advocates for corporate social responsibility. The disparate efforts of these groups illuminate the challenge of maintaining fidelity to scientific facts while transforming them into ethical and moral calls to action. Callison investigates the different vernaculars through which we understand and articulate our worlds, as well as the nuanced and pluralistic understandings of climate change evident in different forms of advocacy. As she demonstrates, climate change offers an opportunity to look deeply at how issues and problems that begin in a scientific context come to matter to wide publics, and to rethink emerging interactions among different kinds of knowledge and experience, evolving media landscapes, and claims to authority and expertise.

Schreiben und Publizieren in den Naturwissenschaften

Author: Hans F. Ebel,Claus Bliefert,Walter Greulich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527660275

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 3419

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Dieses Buch ist seit mehr als 15 Jahren das unentbehrliche Standardwerk zum naturwissenschaftlichen Publizieren. Hier findet der Leser die Antworten auf alle Fragen, die sich um das Ver?ffentlichen von wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten ranken. Die aktuelle Auflage wurde gr?ndlich ?berarbeitet; moderne Entwicklungen wie z.B. online submission, open access, crossref, Internetdienste u. v. m. wurden mit aufgenommen. Hier schlagen auch die "Profis" aus dem Verlagswesen noch gerne nach! Aus Rezensionen voriger Auflagen: "Ein echtes Arbeitsbuch, das alles Notwendige zur Vorbereitung und zum Nachschlagen bei der Arbeit enth?lt." - bild der wissenschaft "[Dieses Buch] profitiert vom langj?hrigen Umgang der Autoren mit den wissenschaftlichen Texten anderer Forscher. Mit Akribie werden viele Details zur Schreibtechnik, zu Tabellen und Abbildungen sowie zu Formen des Zitierens vermittelt." - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "Fl?ssig im Stil und verst?ndlich in der Sache" - farbe + lack "Ein h?chst n?tzliches, aus langj?hriger Erfahrung entstandenes Handbuch, das wirklich auf jeden Schreibtisch geh?rt" - Chemie in unserer Zeit

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3876

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Journalism and New Media

Author: John V. Pavlik

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 6106

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ubiquitous news, global information access, instantaneous reporting, interactivity, multimedia content, extreme customization: Journalism is undergoing the most fundamental transformation since the rise of the penny press in the nineteenth century. Here is a report from the front lines on the impact and implications for journalists and the public alike. John Pavlik, executive director of the Center for New Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, argues that the new media can revitalize news gathering and reengage an increasingly distrustful and alienated citizenry. The book is a valuable reference on everything from organizing a new age newsroom to job hunting in the new media.

Writing and Publishing a Scientific Research Paper

Author: Subhash Chandra Parija,Vikram Kate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811047200

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 360

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book covers all essential aspects of writing scientific research articles, presenting eighteen carefully selected titles that offer essential, “must-know” content on how to write high-quality articles. The book also addresses other, rarely discussed areas of scientific writing including dealing with rejected manuscripts, the reviewer’s perspective as to what they expect in a scientific article, plagiarism, copyright issues, and ethical standards in publishing scientific papers. Simplicity is the book’s hallmark, and it aims to provide an accessible, comprehensive and essential resource for those seeking guidance on how to publish their research work. The importance of publishing research work cannot be overemphasized. However, a major limitation in publishing work in a scientific journal is the lack of information on or experience with scientific writing and publishing. Young faculty and trainees who are starting their research career are in need of a comprehensive guide that provides all essential components of scientific writing and aids them in getting their research work published.

Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research

Author: Rona F. Flippo,David C. Caverly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135703736

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 7407

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source available for college reading and study strategy practitioners and administrators. In response to changing demographics, politics, policy, issues, and concerns in the field of college reading and study strategies since publication of the first edition in 2000, this new edition has been substantially revised and fully updated to reflect the newest research in the field, including six new chapters and a more user-friendly structure to make it easier for researchers, program administrators, college instructors, and graduate students to find the information that they need. In this thorough and systematic examination of theory, research, and practice, college reading teachers will find information to make better instructional decisions, administrators will find justification for programmatic implementations, and professors will find in one book both theory and practice to better prepare graduate students to understand the parameters and issues of this field. The Handbook is an essential resource for professionals, researchers, and students as they continue to study, research, learn, and share more about college reading and study strategy issues and instruction.

Illustrated Guide to Integrated Pest Management in Rice in Tropical Asia

Author: W. H. Reissig

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 9711041200

Category: Insect pests

Page: 411

View: 8220

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Rice plant structure and growth stages. Insect pests of rice. Soil pests. Pests at the vegetative stage. Pests at the reproductive. Rice diseases. Weed pestes of rice. Identification and ecology of common weeds in rice. Methods of wees control. Biology and management of riceland rats in Southeast Asia. Management in Southeast Asia. Cultural control. Resistant rice varieties. Diseases races and insect biotypes. Biological control of rice insect pests. Parasistas. Predators. Pesticides. Integration of control meanures for all rice pests. Implementation of integrated pest management strategies.

Escape from the Ivory Tower

A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Author: Nancy Baron

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597266642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 6039

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and her protégées describe the risks and rewards of “speaking up,” how to deal with criticism, and the link between communications and leadership. The final chapter, ‘Leading the Way’ offers guidance to scientists who want to become agents of change and make your science matter. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, Escape From the Ivory Tower can help make your science understood, appreciated and perhaps acted upon.

Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition

Author: Charles A. MacArthur,Steve Graham,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 6213

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.