The Chicago guide to communicating science Scott L. Montgomery.Material type: TextSeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing: Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017Edition: Second editionDescription: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780226144504 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Communication of technical information | Communication in science | Technical writingDDC classification: 501/.4 LOC classification: T10.5 | .M65 2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -324) and index.
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.