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x, 322 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Coming of Age focuses on five years in Mead's young life when she began to question the traditional attitudes towards sex, marriage, and courtship that dominated the early 20th century. This story begins in 1921, when Mead is a young woman of twenty-one, on the one hand conventional enough to accept the role society has handed to her, on the other hand ambitious enough to rise up against it. When Mead moves to New York City to attend Barnard College, she experiences new friendships and many firsts: dating, marriage, and an affair. She also finds her true love, anthropology. When Mead leaves New York in 1925 to spend nine months studying the native people of Samoa, she is most inspired by their openness and sexual freedom. Mead's subsequent internal and external struggles against the invisible chains of society infuses the story with ample drama, adventure, and passion. By story's end, Mead has found sexual liberation, professional fulfillment, and grown into her own identity. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other historical documents, Blum recreates the colourful and dramatic young life of one of the most provocative thinkers of the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781250055729 20170807
Green Library
319 p. ; 24 cm.
Science journalist Deborah Blum shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. She tracks the perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner.--From publisher description.
Green Library

5. The monkey wars [1994]

306 p.
  • 1: The Outsider. 2: Of Street Thoughs and Target Practice. 3: The Black Box. 4: The Trap. 5: The Face of Evil. 6: The Peg-leg Pig. 7: Hear No Evil. 8: The Salt in the Soup. 9: Not a Nice Death. 10: Just Another Jerk Scientist. 11: The Last Mangabeys. 12: One Nation. 13: Notes. 14: Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195094121 20160528
The controversy over the use of primates in research continues. We have all benefited from the medical discoveries, yet we have also learned more in recent years about the real intelligence of apes and monkeys, and animal rights activists have uncovered widespread cases of animal cruelty by researchers. This study examines the often caustic debate over the use of primates in scientific research. The author interviews researchers forced to conduct their work behind barbed wire and alarm systems; and animal rights activists in groups ranging from the moderate AWI Institute to the highly radical ALF. Also studied are some of the remarkable chimpanzees on which this bitter feud centres.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195094121 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
311 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (45 min.).
xiv, 321 p. ; 24 cm.
  • FORWARD, TIMOTHY FERRIS-- PART ONE: LEARNING THE CRAFT-- INTRODUCTION, MARY KNUDSON-- 1. Finding Story Ideas and Sources-- 2. Reporting From Science Journals-- 3. Understanding and Using Statistics-- 4. Writing Well About Science: Techniques From Teachers of Science Writing-- 5. Taking Your Story to the Next Level-- 6. Finding a Voice and a Style-- PART TWO: CHOOSING YOUR MARKET-- 7. Small Newspapers-- 8. Large Newspapers-- 9. Popular Magazines-- 10. Trade and Science Journals-- 11. Broadcast Science Journalism-- 12. Freelance Writing-- 13. Science Books-- 14. Popular Audiences on the Web-- 15. Science Audiences on the Web-- 16. Science Editing-- PART THREE: VARYING YOUR WRITING STYLE-- 17. Deadline Writing-- 18. Investigative Reporting-- 19. Gee Whiz Science Writing-- 20. Explanatory Writing-- 21. Narrative Writing-- 22. The Science Essay-- PART FOUR: COVERING STORIES IN THE LIFE SCIENCES-- INTRODUCITON-- 23. Medicine-- 24. Infectious Diseases-- 25. Nutrition-- 26. Mental Health-- 27. The Biology of Behavior-- 28. Human Genetics-- 29. Cloning and Stem Cell Research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195174984 20160528
This is the official text for the National Association of Science Writers. In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of "A Field Guide for Science Writing", much about the world has changed. Some of the leading issues in today's political marketplace - embryonic stem cell research, global warming, health care reform, space exploration, genetic privacy, germ warfare - are informed by scientific ideas. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the "Field Guide", already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what the write. More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the "Field Guide". In "A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition", the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experinced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the information glut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk. And, untimately, how to write.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195174984 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 321 p.
xiv, 321 p.
Offers a roadmap to the area of science writing. In this edition, various chapters cover the techniques of good science writing, explanatory writing, writing under deadline, clone and stem-cell research, biology of behaviour and eugenics, mental health, human genetics, as well as making sense of conflicting studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198039020 20180521
xi, 287 p. ; 25 cm.
  • PART I: Getting Started. 1: David Perlman: Introduction. 2: Boyce Rensberger: Covering Science for Newspapers. 3: Janice Hopkins Tanne: Writing Science for Magazines. 4: Julie Miller, Richard Kerr: Writing for Trade Journals and Science Journals. 5: David Ropeik, Ira Flatow: Broadcast Science Journalism. 6: John Noble Wilford: Writing Books on Science Topics. PART II: Techniques of the Trade. 7: Mike Toner: Introduction. 8: Mary Knudson: Telling a Good Tale. 9: Deborah Blum: Investigative Science Journalism. 10: Joel Greenberg: Using Sources. 11: Victor Cohn: Coping with Statistics. 12: Patrick Young: Writing Articles from Science Journals, . 13: Meredith Small: Scientists who Write about Science for the Public, . 14: Tom Siegfried, David Jarmul: Science Opinion Writing, . PART III: Covering the Stories in Science. 15: Abigail Trafford: Critical Coverage of Public Health and Government, . 16: Ronald Kotulak: Reporting on Biology of Behavior, . 17: Laurie Garrett: Covering Infectious Diseases, . 18: Sandy Blakeslee: Reporting on Neuroscience, . 19: Richard F. Harris: Toxins and Risk Reporting, . 20: Jim Detjen: Environmental Writing, . 21: Charles Petit: Covering Earth Sciences, . 22: Kim McDonald: Covering Physics, . 23: Jon Van: Technology Writing, . 24: Mike Lemonick: Writing about Astronomy, . PART IV: Working Outside the Media. 25: Carol Rogers: Introduction, . 26: David Salisbury: Colleges and Unversities, . 27: Rick Borchelt: Government Agencies, . 28: Cathy Yarbrough: Nonprofits, Museum, and Small Research Laboratories, . 29 Business and Industry, : Candace Gulko, Michael Ross: . PART V: Practical Matters. 30: Keay Davidson: Journalist and Scientist Co-Authors, . 31: Jane Stevens, John Shurkin: When Your Office is in Your Home.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195100686 20160528
This text provides practical advice to aspiring science writers and professionals in scientific fields who want to improve their writing. It explains how to cover science, medicine, public health, technology, the environment and energy issues for newspapers, books, magazines and broadcast journalism. Journalists describe the special career attractions and differing requirements of science journalism in each type of media, as well as respective difficulties and rewards. They also present techniques for good science writing and working outside the media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195100686 20160528
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
  • pt. 1: Learning the craft / Mary Knudson
  • Finding story ideas and sources / Philip M. Yam
  • Reporting from science journals / Tom Siegfried
  • Understanding and using statistics / Lewis Cope
  • Writing well about science: techniques from teachers of science writing
  • Taking your story to the next level / Nancy Shute
  • Finding a voice and a style / David Everett
  • pt. 2: Choosing your market / Carey Goldberg
  • Small newspapers / Ron Seely
  • Large newspapers / Robert Lee Hotz
  • Popular magazines / Janice Hopkins Tanne
  • Trade and science journals / Colin Norman
  • Broadcast science journalism / Joe Palca
  • Freelance writing / Kathryn Brown
  • Science books / Carl Zimmer
  • Popular audiences on the web / Alan Boyle
  • Science audiences on the web / Tabitha Powledge
  • Science editing / Mariette DiChristina
  • pt. 3: Varying your writing style / Robin Marantz Henig
  • Deadline writing / Gareth Cook
  • Investigative reporting / Antonio Regalado
  • Gee whiz science writing / Robert Kunzig
  • Explanatory writing / George Johnson
  • Narrative writing / James Shreeve
  • The science essay / Robert Kanigel
  • pt. 4: Covering stories in the life sciences / Deborah Blum
  • Medicine / Shannon Brownlee
  • Infectious diseases / Marilyn Chase
  • Nutrition / Sally Squires
  • Mental health / Paul Raeburn
  • The biology of behavior / Kevin Begos
  • Human genetics / Antonio Regalado
  • pt. 5: Covering stories in the physical and environmental sciences / Deborah Blum
  • Technology and engineering / Kenneth Chang
  • Space science / Michael D. Lemonick
  • The environment / Andrew C. Revkin
  • Nature / McKay Jenkins
  • Earth sciences / Glennda Chui
  • Climate / Usha Lee McFarling
  • Risk reporting / Cristine Russell
  • Taking a different path: journalists and public information officers / the editors
  • pt. 6: Communicating science from institutions / John D. Toon
  • Universities / Earle Holland
  • Institutional communications during crisis / Joann Ellison Rodgers
  • Government agencies / Colleen Henrichsen
  • Nonprofits / Frank Blanchard
  • Museums / Mary Miller
  • Corporate public relations / Marion Glick
  • Epilogue / James Gleick.
Medical Library (Lane)
xi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Medical Library (Lane)


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