1st Edition

Handbook of Science Communication

Edited By Anthony Wilson Copyright 1998
    174 Pages
    by CRC Press

    174 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Addressing the lack of a specific book on core communication/presentation skills, the Handbook of Science Communication is written as a guide for students to speak and write effectively and as a reference for scientists who need to communicate their work effectively to each other and to the wider public. The book considers how the public understanding of science has changed with time and clearly explains how important the art of communication is for the effective communication of ideas. It continues with guidance on literature searches and the use of information sources, from the library to the live interviewee. The book also deals with how to write and speak effectively, working in a group, and working with the media.

    PART 1: PRACTICAL SCIENCE COMMUNICATION by Jane Gregory and Steve Miller
    The public understanding of science
    Gathering information
    Written communication
    Working with the media

    Basic concepts and principles of communication theory
    Spoken communication
    Working in groups and teams


    Anthony Wilson

    "… easy-to-read … full of sound suggestions … includes an excellent reminder of the basics of English grammar … the contents give the underpinning basics of science communication in its many forms."
    -Ashley Clarke, Leeds University, UK, Physics World, February 1999