A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124941

Category: Science

Page: 287

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This authoritative handbook gathers together insights and tips, personal stories and lessons of some of America's best-known science writers, men and women who work for "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, Time, ", National Public Radio, and other eminent news outlets. Filled with wonderful anecdotes and down-to-earth, practical information, it is both illuminating and a pleasure to read.

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: 594

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: 6038

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.

Explaining Illness

Research, Theory, and Strategies

Author: Bryan B. Whaley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135673705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 8171

Understanding one's health conditions plays a key role in a patient's response to illness, influencing stress levels and the likelihood of following treatment regimens and advice. Thus, the explanation of illness is a critical component of the interactions between health care providers and their patients. Emphasizing these exchanges and their potential for improving health and well being, Bryan B. Whaley has assembled this collection to serve both as a foundation for further research on explaining illness and as a resource for provider-patient interaction. Contributors from the communication and health care disciplines examine the purpose and methods of explaining illness, as well as the role that illness explanations play in framing and reframing meaning and uncertainty regarding one's health welfare. Including theoretical, developmental, and cultural factors, the elegance of this book is the richness in the differences among populations and communication strategies, and the articulation of the intricacies of language, illness, and culture in the explanations. As a resource for scholars and students of communication, medicine, nursing, public health, social work, and related areas, this volume establishes a benchmark from which to examine and evaluate current theory and strategies in explaining illness, and to launch systematic research endeavors. Health practitioners will also find the book invaluable in their exchanges with their patients, as a unique source of information on the factors influencing the explanation of illness.

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: 1427

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

3., bearbeitete Auflage

Author: Hans F. Ebel,Claus Bliefert

Publisher: LibreDigital

ISBN: 9783527300112

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 2339

'Wie kann ich als Naturwissenschaftler meine Ergebnisse so zu Papier bringen, da sie nicht nur den Anforderungen von Gutachtern und Geldgebern gengen, sondern auch 'publikabel' werden?' So etwa ist die Zielsetzung dieses Buches von Ebel und Bliefert zu umschreiben. Die Autoren antworten darauf in zehn Kapiteln, die berschriften wie 'Berichte', 'Gren, Einheiten und Zahlen' und 'Die Sprache der Wissenschaft' tragen. Es sind unzhlige Antworten, alle schlssig und erprobt. Vordergrndig geht es dabei um Form und Norm, letztlich aber um Anliegen der Naturwissenschaften selbst. Angespornt durch den anhaltenden Erfolg ihres Buches und durch zahlreiche Besprechungen und Leserbriefe haben die Autoren ihr Werk noch einmal grndlich berarbeitet. Mit knapp ber 500 Seiten Umfang ist jetzt ein Optimum erreicht. Dazu waren bereits Streichungen und Krzungen erforderlich. So konnte die Visualisierung fr Vortrge entfallen, da sich hierber ein anderes Buch der Autoren verbreitet. Gewonnen haben vor allem das erste und letzte Kapitel (Berichte, Sprache). Kapitel 1 ist damit zu einer kurzen Methodologie der Naturwissenschaften geworden. Der sichere Platz, den das Werk heute schon auf den Bcherregalen der Naturwissenschaftler einnimmt, hat dem Verlag eine zustzliche Leistung ermglicht: Das Buch erscheint erstmals in festem Einband.

Buyer's Guide


Author: William White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 9893

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 534

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: 1318

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.

Field Guide to Oceania

Author: Felix Maxwell Keesing

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Anthropology

Page: 51

View: 9348

Writing and Publishing a Scientific Research Paper

Author: Subhash Chandra Parija,Vikram Kate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811047200

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 2088

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: 5909

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: 1157

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.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278881

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 6849

Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs. The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this Edition More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932909726


Page: 236

View: 2003