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Communicating Science


Communicating Science

A Practical Guide

von: Pierre Laszlo

CHF 59.00

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 16.05.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9783540319207
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 214

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<P>Do you have new and interesting – even outstanding – results that you wish to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or understood by the public? Do you want to convey your ideas to policy decision makers? Communicating Science is the book to consult. Separate sections offer advice on reaching peers, the general public or decision makers. Each of these main parts includes two subsections, Guidelines and Genres, with entries arranged in alphabetical order. This book will be useful to anyone having to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.</P>
Do you have new and interesting – even outstanding – results that you wish to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or understood by the public? Do you want to convey your ideas to policy decision makers? Communicating Science is the book to consult.
<P>Have you new and interesting, or even outstanding, scientific results that you want to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or be understood by the public? Or do you want to address decision makers to change their minds? Then, Laszlo’s Communicating Science may be the book to consult.</P>
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<P>It has two main parts, corresponding to the type of communication task at hand: addressing peers and the general public, plus a third briefer section on how to inform decision-makers.</P>
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<P>Each of the main parts is subdivided into two sections, Guidelines and Genres, with entries arranged in alphabetical order. The guidelines are devoted to entries such as acronyms, active or passive voice, body language, figures and captions, introduction, irony, and taking the floor. Within genres, all possible media of communicating science are treated, e.g. the after-dinner speech, conference presentation, keynote lecture, magazine article, research proposal, and teleconference.</P>
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<P>Laszlo, a professional scientist, had a career embracing both academia and industrial consulting. He has extensive experience in authoring and editing papers, books and popular science books and conveys his skills as a communicator in this concise guide. The book is geared to engineers and scientists, educators and journalists, science administrators and the medical profession, editors and publishers, whether native or non-native-speakers - in short to anyone having to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.</P>
<P>Part I - Addressing Peers<BR>Guidelines: Abstract, Acknowledgements, Acronyms, Active or Passive Voice?, Bibliography, Body language, Conclusion, Electronic publishing, E-mailing, Erudition, Figures and captions, Free access to literature, Ideographic or nomothetic?, Illustration, Index, Introduction, I or We?, Irony, Neologisms and eponymy, Notes, Open access, Opening paragraph, Organizing your material, Paragraph, Scholarship, Sentences, Signers, Speech delivery, Sub-titles, Taking the floor, Title, Understatement, Verbs, Visuals (for a lecture), Vocabulary, Wit.- Genres: After-dinner speech, Book chapter, Book proposal, Conference presentation, Correcting proofs, E-mail, Editing, Editing a book, Editing a magazine, Editing for a journal, Editing a journal, Editorial Informal discussion, Internet, Keynote lecture, Lecture , Lecture series, Letter for publication, Magazine article, Monograph, Obituary, Panel, roundtable discussion, Phone call, Poster, Presentation to a visitor, Progress report, Recommendation letter, Referee report, Research proposal, Research talk, Review article, Seminar, Slides &amp; transparencies, State-of-the-art review, Teleconference, Visuals (for a lecture), Website, Writing a book review</P>
<P>Part II - The General Public<BR>Guidelines.- Genres</P>
<P>Part III- Decision Makers<BR>Genres</P>
<P>First book which covers in a didactic, concise and comprehensive way all genres belonging to communicating science. It shows both problems involved and how to solve them </P>
<P>Author has won major prizes in his country, France, for his work in science communication, awarded by Fondation de France and the French Academy of the Sciences </P>
<P>Moreover, the author has under his belt several one-week workshops on this very topic, which he has presented in various countries </P>
<P>A scientist himself, he knows the needs of his fellow-scientists </P>
<P>Stresses the breadth of coverage and the comprehensiveness of Communicating Science</P>
<P>Each entry in the book was read, thoroughly checked and validated by an authority on the topic </P>
<P>Do you have new and interesting – even outstanding – results that you wish to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or understood by the public? Do you want to convey your ideas to policy decision makers? Communicating Science is the book to consult. Separate sections offer advice on reaching peers, the general public or decision makers. Each of these main parts includes two subsections, Guidelines and Genres, with entries arranged in alphabetical order. The Guidelines offer advice on the use of acronyms, active or passive voice, body language, figures and captions, introduction, irony, and taking the floor. Under Genres, all possible media of communicating science are treated: the after-dinner speech, conference presentation, keynote lecture, magazine article, research proposal, and teleconference. This book will be useful to anyone having to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.</P>

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