1st ed. - Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, c2009.
xii, 968 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Errata slip inserted.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. General Style
Units of Measurement
Citation of References
Presentation of Data and Figures
Part II. References, Citations and Quotations
Standards for Clear and Proper Attribution
Standard Citation Formats
Part III. Style Issues for Specific Disciplines
Earth and Environmental Science
Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Computer Science and Information Science
Scientific Organizations and Publications: Standard Abbreviations
Classification Schemes in Science and Technology
Standard Abbreviation Dictionary
Difficult and Troublesome Terms and Words
Comparative Standards for Shared Terms and Conventions
Much like "The Chicago Manual of Style", "The Manual of Scientific Style" addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines are treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas. Organization and directives are designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention. It has a focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage. Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse are addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears. It includes instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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