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viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Patterns of Scientific Argument in Environmental Discourses 2. Scientific Commonplaces in Popular Environmental Writing 3. A Grassroots Organization Shapes its Environment Through Digital and Social Means 4. Scientific Commonplaces in Data Displays 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138048225 20180306
This book focuses on the uses of scientific evidence within three types of environmental discourses: popular nonfiction books about the environment; traditional and social media texts created by a grassroots environmental group; and a set of data displays that make arguments about global warming in a variety of media and contexts. It traces the operations of eight commonplaces about science and shows how they recur throughout these contexts, starting with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and ending with contemporary blogs and social media. The commonplaces are shown to embed ideological assumptions and simultaneously challenge those assumptions. In addition, the book addresses the potential dangers involved in relying too heavily on aspects of these commonplaces, and how they can undermine the goals of some of the writers who use them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138048225 20180306
Green Library
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ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Don't be so cerebral
  • Don't be so literal minded
  • Don't be such a poor storyteller
  • Don't be so unlikeable
  • Be the voice of science!
  • Appendix : Filmmaking for scientists
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • Index.
In Don't Be Such a Scientist, Randy Olson shares lessons of his transformation from tenured professor to Hollywood filmmaker, challenging the science world to toss out its stodgy past in favor of something more dymanic --and ultimately more human. In this second edition, Olson buils upon the radical approach of Don't Be Such a Scientist throught timely updates and new stories. In his signature candid style, Olson weighs in on recent events in the science community, celebrating the rise in grassroots activism while critiquing the scientific establishment. In an age of renewed attack on science, Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition is a provocative guide to making your voice heard.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource.
  • Foreword / Rush Holt and Jeanne Braha
  • Introduction to this book / Susanna Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael F. Dahlstrom
  • Part 1. How ethics matters. Effective because ethical: speech act theory as a framework for scientists' communication / Jean Goodwin ; Communicating science-based information about risk: how ethics can help / Paul B. Thompson ; Communicating climate change and other evidence-based controversies: challenges to ethics in practice / Susanna Priest ; Framing science for democratic engagement / Leah Sprain
  • Part 2. Professional practice. Exploring the ethics of using narratives to communicate in science policy contexts / Michael F. Dahlstrom and Shirley S. Ho ; Science communication as communication about persons / Brent Ranalli ; Journalists, expert sources, and ethical issues in science communication / Marjorie Kruvand ; The ethics and boundaries of industry environmental campaigns / Barbara Miller Gaither and Janas Sinclair ; Scientists' duty to communicate: exploring ethics, public communication, and scientific practice / Sarah R. Davies
  • Part 3. Case studies. Just the facts or expert opinion? : the backtracking approach to socially responsible science communication / Daniel J. McKaughan and Kevin C. Elliott ; Controversy, commonplaces, and ethical science communication: the case of consumer genetic testing / Lora Arduser ; Excluding "anti-biotech" activists from Canadian agri-food policy making: ethical implications of the deficit model of science communication / Kelly Bronson ; Science communication ethics: a reflexive view / Alain Létourneau ; How discourse illuminates the ruptures between scientific and cultural rationalities / Cynthia-Lou Coleman
  • Afterword / Susanna Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael F. Dahlstrom.
From climate to vaccination, stem-cell research to evolution, scientific work is often the subject of public controversies in which scientists and science communicators find themselves enmeshed. Especially with such hot-button topics, science communication plays vital roles. Gathering together the work of a multidisciplinary, international collection of scholars, the editors of Ethics and Practice in Science Communication present an enlightening dialogue involving these communities, one that articulates the often differing objectives and ethical responsibilities communicators face in bringing a range of scientific knowledge to the wider world. In three sections-how ethics matters, professional practice, and case studies-contributors to this volume explore the many complex questions surrounding the communication of scientific results to nonscientists. Has the science been shared clearly and accurately? Have questions of risk, uncertainty, and appropriate representation been adequately addressed? And, most fundamentally, what is the purpose of communicating science to the public: Is it to inform and empower? Or to persuade-to influence behavior and policy? By inspiring scientists and science communicators alike to think more deeply about their work, this book reaffirms that the integrity of the communication of science is vital to a healthy relationship between science and society today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226540603 20180430
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xxi, 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
  • Neue Formen und Paradigmen der Wissen(schaft)skommunikation
  • "Public Sociology" und "Public Understanding of Science" (PUS) bzw : "Medialisierung" der Wissenschaft / Oliver Neun
  • Comics als visueller Zugang zum transdisziplinären Diskurs über Technikzukünfte / Philipp Schrögel und Marc-Denis Weitze
  • Fiktionale Fakten / Sonja Fucker und Uwe Schimank
  • Die Bewältigung interdisziplinärer Wissenskommunikation im Group Talk / René Wilke und Eric Lettkemann
  • Online-Communities und -Plattformen
  • "+1 für die Frage" / Sandra Hölbling-Inzko
  • Wissenschaft @ YouTube / Andrea Geipel
  • Das Rätsel hochschulischer Imagefilme : Erf̲fnungssequenzen / Stefan Bauernschmidt und Bernt Schnettler
  • Grenzgänge
  • Virtuelle Identitäten / Barbara Hendriks
  • "Jetzt ändere Dein Gehirn in diese Richtung!" : Aneignungsprozesse der Steuerung von Hirnaktivität über das Brain-Computer Interface / Melike Şahinol
  • Präsentationales Wissen / René Wilke, Eric Lettkemann und Hubert Knoblauch.
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viii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Table of contents ã Introduction ã Giants in Science ã 1.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã John Angus Campbellã ã ã ã Charles Darwin: Rhetorician of Science ã 2.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Alan G. Grossã ã ã ã ã ã On the Shoulders of Giants: Seventeenth-Century Optics as an Argument Field ã 3.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã S. Michael Halloranã ã ã ã The Birth of Molecular Biology: An Essay in the Rhetorical Criticism of Scientific Discourse ã 4.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã James Wynnã ã ã ã Alone in the Garden: How Gregor Mendel's inattention to audience may have affected the reception of his theory of inheritance in Experiments in Plant Hybridization ã Conflict in Science ã 5.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Jeanne Fahnestockã ã ã ã Arguing in Different Forums: The Bering Crossover Controversy ã 6.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã John Lyne and Henry F. Howeã ã ã ã Punctuated Equilibria": Rhetorical Dynamics of a Scientific Controversy ã 7.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Lawrence J. Prelliã ã ã ã The Rhetorical Construction of Scientific Ethos 8.ã ã ã ã ã ã Leah Ceccarelli Manufactured Scientific Controversy: Science, Rhetoric, and Public Debate ã Public Science ã 9.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Richard M. Weaverã ã ã ã ã Dialectic and Rhetoric at Dayton, Tennessee ã 10.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Craig Waddellã ã ã ã ã The Role of Pathos in the Decision-Making Process: A Study in the Rhetoric of Science Policy ã 11.ã ã ã ã ã ã Carol Reevesã ã ã ã ã Owning a Virus:ã The Rhetoric of Scientific Discovery Accounts ã 12.ã ã ã ã ã ã Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher [formerlyã Kelly] and Carolyn R. Miller Intersections: Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet ã Writing Science ã 13.ã ã ã ã ã ã Charles Bazermanã ã ã ã ã Reporting the Experiment: The Changing Account of Scientific Doings in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1665-1800 ã 14.ã ã ã ã ã ã Greg Myersã ã ã ã Text as Knowledge Claims: The Social Construction of Two Biology Articles ã 15.ã ã ã ã ã ã Michelle Sidler The Chemistry Liveblogging Event.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138695894 20180122
Now in its Second Edition, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies presents fifteen iconic essays in science studies, rhetorical criticism, and argumentation. Integral to the launch of the Landmark Essays series and renowned for its impact on the then-nascent field of rhetoric of science, this volume returns with a revised introduction and updated contributions to the field, including the work of Leah Ceccarelli, James Wynn, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, and Carolyn R. Miller.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138695894 20180122
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1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1: Before You Begin Chapter 2: The PreWriting Step Chapter 3: The Drafting Step Chapter 4: The Revising Step Chapter 5: The Editing Step Chapter 6: The Proofreading Step Chapter 7: The Technical Stuff Chapter 8: Worked-out Examples Chapter 9: Section Templates Chapter 10: Elements of English Grammar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742888 20180611
This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students and their supervisors, and even for experienced researchers. However, this book can hold the key to success. Mapping the steps involved in the writing process - from acquiring and organizing sources of information, to revising early drafts, to proofreading the final product - it provides clear guidance on what to write and how best to write it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742888 20180611
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Very few doctors and scientists receive any sort of systematic training in publishing, editing, and reviewing scholarly articles, despite the central importance of that work for scientific research and for their careers. Medical and Scientific Publishing will help fill the gap and help readers to: Understand processes of scientific and medical publishing Understand the role of an academic in medical publishing Become a better scientific communicator Develop skills to effectively serve as the editor of a medical journal Medical and Scientific Publishing is based on a successful course at the University of Michigan Medical School for third and fourth year medical students. The course teaches students not just how to write scientific and medical articles, but addresses key issues surrounding copyright, ethics, open access and much more. Students will build a strong foundation on how to do peer review and how to be authors and editors which are important skills in building a professional career.Covers a full range of essential information - explanation of publishing licenses, copyright and permissions, how to do peer review, how to write effectively, how journal publishing works, and much more Emphasizes rigor, quality, and scientific integrity in writing, editing, and publishing Focuses on authorship and editorial skills by experienced authors and publishers
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xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1 Transparency - Benjamin Worthy 2 Open access: the beast that no-one could - or should - control? - Stephen Curry 3 Assuaging fears of monstrousness: UK and Swiss initiatives to open up animal laboratory research - Carmen M. McLeod 4 What counts as evidence in adjudicating asylum claims? Locating the monsters in the machine: an investigation of faith-based claims - Roda Madziva and Vivien Lowndes 5 Responsibility - Barbara Prainsack and Sabina Leonelli 6 Leviathan and the hybrid network: Future Earth, co-production and the experimental life of a global institution - Eleanor Hadley Kershaw 7 'Opening up' energy transitions research for development - Alison Mohr 8 The monstrous regiment versus Monsters Inc.: competing imaginaries of science and social order in responsible (research and) innovation - Stevienna de Saille and Paul Martin 9 Expertise - Mark B. Brown 10 Disentangling risk assessment: new roles for experts and publics - Sarah Hartley and Adam Kokotovich 11 Monstrous materialities: ash dieback and plant biosecurity in Britain - Judith Tsouvalis 12 An Inconvenient Truth: a social representation of scientific expertise - Warren Pearce and Brigitte Nerlich 13 Science matters and the public interest: the role of minority engagement - Sujatha Raman, Pru Hobson-West, Mimi E. Lam and Kate Millar 14 Faith - Chris Toumey 15 Re-examining 'creationist' monsters in the uncharted waters of social studies of science and religion - Fern Elsdon-Baker 16 Playing God: religious influences on the depictions of science in mainstream movies - David A. Kirby and Amy C. Chambers 17 Afterword: monstrous markets: neo-liberalism, populism and the demise of the public university - John Holmwood and Jan Balon 18 Epilogue: publics, hybrids, transparency, monsters and the changing landscape around science - Stephen Turner Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526106469 20180403
The phrase 'here be monsters' or 'here be dragons' is commonly believed to have been used on ancient maps to indicate unexplored territories which might hide unknown beasts. This book maps and explores places between science and politics that have been left unexplored, sometimes hiding in plain sight - in an era when increased emphasis was put on 'openness'. The book is rooted in a programme of research funded by the Leverhulme Trust entitled: 'Making Science Public: Challenges and opportunities, which runs from 2014 to 2017. One focus of our research was to critically question the assumption that making science more open and public could solve various issues around scientific credibility, trust, and legitimacy. Chapters in this book explore the risks and benefits of this perspective with relation to transparency, responsibility, experts and faith. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526106469 20180403
Green Library
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vi, 181 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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1 online resource (359 pages) : illustrations, tables.
  • Foreword: Shelley M. Payne SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1: Effective Communication in Science and Medicine Chapter 2: Scope, Genres, and Audiences of SMC Chapter 3: Searching and Citing the Scientific and Medical Literature SECTION II: WRITING JOURNAL ARTICLES Chapter 4: Communicating Research in Primary Journals Chapter 5: The Introduction Section Chapter 6: The Methods Section Chapter 7: The Results Section and Effective Presentation of Data Chapter 8: The Discussion Section Chapter 9: Summary Sections: Titles and Abstracts Chapter 10: Preparing a Manuscript for Submission: Cover Letters, Publication Ethics, and the Peer Review Process SECTION III: PRESENTING RESEARCH AT CONFERENCES Chapter 11: Introduction to Scientific Conferences Chapter 12: Creating Scientific Posters SECTION IV: COMMUNICATING RESEARCH FINDINGS WITH THE PUBLIC AND NEWS MEDIA Chapter 13: Public Communication Strategy and Ethics Chapter 14: Writing Press (News) Releases APPENDIXES Appendix A: Typesetting Greek Letters and Other Symbols in Microsoft Word Appendix B: General Formatting Requirements for Research Manuscripts Appendix C: Glossary of Terms to Describe Medical Research Studies Appendix D: Creating Tables in Microsoft Word Appendix E: Common Measurements and International System Units.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138842540 20180521
Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice prepares readers to effectively communicate in professional scientific communities. The material in this book is firmly grounded in more than 500 published research findings and editorials by scientific writers, authors, and journal editors. Thus, this text provides the broadest and most comprehensive analysis of scientific writing. In addition, carefully selected and thoroughly annotated examples from the scientific and medical literature demonstrate the recommendations covered in the text. These real-world examples were carefully selected so that the scientific content can be understood by those without a detailed background in any particular scientific or medical field-thus clearly illustrating the content organization and writing style. This text will prepare individuals to write and edit scientific manuscripts, conference abstracts, posters, and press releases according to journal and professional standards. Readers will also learn to conduct effective searches of the scientific and medical literature, as well as proper citation practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138842540 20180521
Book
1 online resource.
  • Foreword: Shelley M. Payne SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1: Effective Communication in Science and Medicine Chapter 2: Scope, Genres, and Audiences of SMC Chapter 3: Searching and Citing the Scientific and Medical Literature SECTION II: WRITING JOURNAL ARTICLES Chapter 4: Communicating Research in Primary Journals Chapter 5: The Introduction Section Chapter 6: The Methods Section Chapter 7: The Results Section and Effective Presentation of Data Chapter 8: The Discussion Section Chapter 9: Summary Sections: Titles and Abstracts Chapter 10: Preparing a Manuscript for Submission: Cover Letters, Publication Ethics, and the Peer Review Process SECTION III: PRESENTING RESEARCH AT CONFERENCES Chapter 11: Introduction to Scientific Conferences Chapter 12: Creating Scientific Posters SECTION IV: COMMUNICATING RESEARCH FINDINGS WITH THE PUBLIC AND NEWS MEDIA Chapter 13: Public Communication Strategy and Ethics Chapter 14: Writing Press (News) Releases APPENDIXES Appendix A: Typesetting Greek Letters and Other Symbols in Microsoft Word Appendix B: General Formatting Requirements for Research Manuscripts Appendix C: Glossary of Terms to Describe Medical Research Studies Appendix D: Creating Tables in Microsoft Word Appendix E: Common Measurements and International System Units.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138842540 20180521
Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice prepares readers to effectively communicate in professional scientific communities. The material in this book is firmly grounded in more than 500 published research findings and editorials by scientific writers, authors, and journal editors. Thus, this text provides the broadest and most comprehensive analysis of scientific writing. In addition, carefully selected and thoroughly annotated examples from the scientific and medical literature demonstrate the recommendations covered in the text. These real-world examples were carefully selected so that the scientific content can be understood by those without a detailed background in any particular scientific or medical field-thus clearly illustrating the content organization and writing style. This text will prepare individuals to write and edit scientific manuscripts, conference abstracts, posters, and press releases according to journal and professional standards. Readers will also learn to conduct effective searches of the scientific and medical literature, as well as proper citation practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138842540 20180521
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations.
  • Part I: Practice and Theory 1. Shifting Networks of Science: Citizen Science and Scientific Genre Change Gwendoline Reid 2. Lines and Fields of Ethical Force in Scientific Authorship: The Legitimacy and Power of the Office of Research Integrity Steven B. Katz and C. Claiborne Linvill 3. Science vs. Science Commercialization: Conflicts and Ethics of Information Sharing Scott A. Mogull 4. Visualizing Science: Using Grounded Theory to Critically Evaluate Data Visualizations Candice A. Welhausen 5. The Tree of Life in Popular Science: Assumptions, Accuracy, and Accessibility Han Yu 6. Tweeting the Anthropocene: #400ppm as Networked Event Lauren E. Cagle and Denise Tillery 7. From Questions of Fact to Questions of Policy and Beyond: Science Museum Communication and the Possibilities of a Rhetorical Education Gregory Schneider-Bateman Part II: Pedagogy and Curriculum 8. Science and Writing: A Transectional Account of Pedagogical Species Jonathan Buehl and William FitzGerald 9. Confronting the Objectivity Paradigm: A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Science Communication Maria E. Gigante 10. Dissolving the Divide between Expert and Public: Improving the Science Communication Service Course Kate Maddalena and Colleen A. Reilly 11. A Rhetorical Approach to Scientific Communication Pedagogy in Face-to-Face and Digital Contexts Carleigh Davis and Erin A. Frost 12. MetaFeedback: A Model for Teaching Instructor Response to Student Writing in the Sciences Lindsey Harding and Liz Studer 13. Incorporating Wikipedia in the Classroom to Improve Science Learning and Communication Becky J. Carmichael and Metha M. Klock.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064782 20180521
This book addresses the roles and challenges of people who communicate science, who work with scientists, and who teach STEM majors how to write. In terms of practice and theory, chapters address themes encountered by scientists and communicators, including ethical challenges, visual displays, and communication with publics, as well as changed and changing contexts and genres. The pedagogy section covers topics important to instructors' everyday teaching as well as longer-term curricular development. Chapters address delivery of rhetorically informed instruction, communication from experts to the publics, writing assessment, online teaching, and communication-intensive pedagogies and curricula.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064782 20180521
Book
1 online resource.
  • Part I: Practice and Theory 1. Shifting Networks of Science: Citizen Science and Scientific Genre Change Gwendoline Reid 2. Lines and Fields of Ethical Force in Scientific Authorship: The Legitimacy and Power of the Office of Research Integrity Steven B. Katz and C. Claiborne Linvill 3. Science vs. Science Commercialization: Conflicts and Ethics of Information Sharing Scott A. Mogull 4. Visualizing Science: Using Grounded Theory to Critically Evaluate Data Visualizations Candice A. Welhausen 5. The Tree of Life in Popular Science: Assumptions, Accuracy, and Accessibility Han Yu 6. Tweeting the Anthropocene: #400ppm as Networked Event Lauren E. Cagle and Denise Tillery 7. From Questions of Fact to Questions of Policy and Beyond: Science Museum Communication and the Possibilities of a Rhetorical Education Gregory Schneider-Bateman Part II: Pedagogy and Curriculum 8. Science and Writing: A Transectional Account of Pedagogical Species Jonathan Buehl and William FitzGerald 9. Confronting the Objectivity Paradigm: A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Science Communication Maria E. Gigante 10. Dissolving the Divide between Expert and Public: Improving the Science Communication Service Course Kate Maddalena and Colleen A. Reilly 11. A Rhetorical Approach to Scientific Communication Pedagogy in Face-to-Face and Digital Contexts Carleigh Davis and Erin A. Frost 12. MetaFeedback: A Model for Teaching Instructor Response to Student Writing in the Sciences Lindsey Harding and Liz Studer 13. Incorporating Wikipedia in the Classroom to Improve Science Learning and Communication Becky J. Carmichael and Metha M. Klock.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351661768 20180521
This book addresses the roles and challenges of people who communicate science, who work with scientists, and who teach STEM majors how to write. In terms of practice and theory, chapters address themes encountered by scientists and communicators, including ethical challenges, visual displays, and communication with publics, as well as changed and changing contexts and genres. The pedagogy section covers topics important to instructors' everyday teaching as well as longer-term curricular development. Chapters address delivery of rhetorically informed instruction, communication from experts to the publics, writing assessment, online teaching, and communication-intensive pedagogies and curricula.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351661768 20180521
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x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Questing science
  • What is science?
  • Motivating science
  • Publish or perish
  • What science do scientists hear about
  • What science do you get to hear?
  • What science gets done
  • Who becomes a scientist
  • The future of science
  • Changing the ecosystem.
There may be more than 1 answer to a question, and more than 1 way to achieve the result, even in science.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xv, 247 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Fritz Kahn, Modernity, and the Invention of Conceptual Scientific Illustration
  • Reading Kahn and the Homunculus
  • "Much Better than Words": Pictured Knowledge and the Rhetoric of Visuality
  • Ocularcentric! Conceptual Illustration at Work in the "Great Loop"
  • Variety Show: The Studio of Kahn and Its Visual Devices
  • Kahn's Way-Out: Conceptual Illustration's Iconophilic Diaspora
  • "To Picture the Body": Kahn's Images in the Postmodern Afterlife
  • Epilogue: Towards a Theory of the Homunculus.
A poster first printed in Germany in 1926 depicts the human body as a factory populated by tiny workers doing industrial tasks. Devised by Fritz Kahn (1888-1968), a German-Jewish physician and popular science writer, "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" (or "Man as Industrial Palace") achieved international fame and was reprinted, in various languages and versions, all over the world. It was a new kind of image--an illustration that was conceptual and scientific, a visual explanation of how things work--and Kahn built a career of this new genre. In collaboration with a stable of artists (only some of whom were credited), Kahn created thousands of images that were metaphorical, allusive, and self-consciously modern, using an eclectic grab-bag of schools and styles: Dada, Art Deco, photomontage, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus functionalism, and commercial illustration. In Body Modern, Michael Sappol offers the first in-depth critical study of Fritz Kahn and his visual rhetoric. Kahn was an impresario of the modern who catered to readers who were hungry for products and concepts that could help them acquire and perform an overdetermined "modern" identity. He and his artists created playful new visual tropes and genres that used striking metaphors to scientifically explain the "life of Man." This rich and largely obscure corpus of images was a technology of the self that naturalized the modern and its technologies by situating them inside the human body.The scope of Kahn's project was vast--entirely new kinds of visual explanation--and so was his influence. Today, his legacy can be seen in textbooks, magazines, posters, public health pamphlets, educational websites, and Hollywood movies. But, Sappol concludes, Kahn's illustrations also pose profound and unsettling epistemological questions about the construction and performance of the self. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 images, Body Modern imaginatively explores the relationship between conceptual image, image production, and embodied experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517900212 20170612
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Editors and Contributors; 1 Introduction: When Science Meets the Public-Bridging the Gap; Abstract; Introduction; Content of This Book; References; The Big Picture: Communicating Science to Win the Hearts and Minds; 2 Responsibilities of Science, Responsive to Society: A New Dialogue; Abstract; Responses of Science Communication Experts; References; The Indian Landscape of Communicating Science and Technology; 3 India's Maiden Mission to Mars: Many Firsts and Some Missed Opportunities in ISRO's Efforts at Public Outreach and Communications; Abstract
  • More on Mangalyaan and Its ContextFurther Reading; 4 Challenges in Communicating about Defence Research: Insight into Defence Research and Development Organisation's Media Strategy; Abstract; DRDO: Genesis and Journey to Success; Distorted Image and Visibility in Public Domain; The NCAER Study; DRDO's Image: The Gaps in Perception; Communication Strategy; Communicating through Media: Challenges and Opportunities; Case Study 1: MBT Arjun-Image Transformation; Case Study 2: Vibrant Coverage and Global Message; Impact on Organisation and Its Performance; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References
  • 5 Communicating Issues Related to Land and Natural ResourcesAbstract; Introduction; Diversion of Public Lands in Challakere; Tata Nano Project in West Bengal; The Odisha Mining Case; What Do the Case Studies Reveal?; How to Ensure Transparency and Adequate Flow of Information?; Conclusion; References; 6 The Art and Science of Communicating Risks of Natural Hazards; Abstract; Introduction; Risk Communication; Purposes of Risk Communication; Principles of Risk Communication; Key Elements of Risk Communication; Stakeholders; Communication; Message; Benefits and Barriers of Risk Communication
  • BenefitsBarriers; Risk; Vulnerability; Natural Hazards; Early Warning; Case Study: Risk Communication of Cyclonic Storms; Improved Observing and Forecasting Systems; Uttarakhand Disaster versus Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phialin; New Challenge in Risk Communication: Climate Change Risks; Summary; Acknowledgements; Further Readings; 7 The Challenges of Earthquake Risk Communication to Public; Abstract; Introduction; Earthquake Hazards in India; Earthquake Risks; Communicating Earthquake Risk in India; Why Now?; Recommendations to Bolster Science Communication; Acknowledgements; References
  • 8 The Queer Case of Communicating Risks Associated with Use of Mobile Phones and Neighborhood Mobile Towers: Are People Contracting More Brain Cancers?Abstract; Introduction; Cell Tower/Phone Radiation Standards; Availability of Information; Reasons for the Spread of Health Concerns; Cell Tower/Phone Radiation and Cancer and Other Effects; Findings of International Agency for Research on Cancer; Coffee, Pickled Vegetables, Carbon Black (Carbon Paper) and so on Are also Class 2B Carcinogens; Final Status; Cell Tower Radiation and Cancer Clusters; Hypersensitivity to Electromagnetic Radiation
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. The broader context of international collaborations in the postwar period.- Chapter 3. An unspectacular starting point: the Jubilee conference in Bern.- Chapter 4. The establishment of a stable tradition: The international conferences on General Relativity and Gravitation.- Chapter 5. A new community on paper: The Bulletin on GRG.- Chapter 6. The rapid growth of the community: new opportunities, new threats.- Chapter 7. Crisis and resolution in the organization of the 1968 conference in Tbilisi.- Chapter 8. The establishment of the journal General Relativity and Gravitation.- Chapter 9. Toward the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.- Chapter 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319546537 20180521
This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key figures experienced and overcame during this period of global conflict. The author analyzes the subtle interconnections between scientific and political factors. He shows how politics shaped the evolution of general relativity, even though it is a field with no military applications. He also details how different scientists held quite different views about what "political" meant in their efforts to pursue international cooperation. The narrative examines the specific epistemic features of general relativity that helped create the first official, international scientific society. It answers: Why did relativity bring about this unique result? Was it simply the product of specific actions of particular actors having an illuminated view of international relations in the specific context of the Cold War? Or, was there something in the nature of the field that inspired the actors to pioneer new ways of international cooperation? The book will be of interest to historians of modern science, historians of international relations, and historians of institutions. It will also appeal to physicists and interested general readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319546537 20180521
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xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 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.
"For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scott Montgomery's advice is perfectly adaptable to any scientific writer's needs. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to address crucial issues in the changing landscape of scientific communication, with an increased focus on those writers working in corporate settings, government, and nonprofit organizations as well as academia. Half a dozen new chapters tackle the evolving needs and paths of scientific writers. These sections address plagiarism and fraud, writing graduate theses, translating scientific material, communicating science to the public, and the increasing globalization of research. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science recognizes that writers come to the table with different needs and audiences. Through solid examples and concrete advice, Montgomery sets out to help scientists develop their own voice and become stronger communicators. He also teaches readers to think about their work in the larger context of communication about science, addressing the roles of media and the public in scientific attitudes as well as offering advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues such as climate change or emerging viruses. More than ever, communicators need to be able to move seamlessly among platforms and styles. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science's comprehensive coverage means that scientists and researchers will be able to expertly connect with their audiences, no matter the medium" -- From the publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
x, 127 pages ; 26 cm
  • 1. Why Are People Skeptical about Climate Change? Some Insights from Blog Comments Paul Matthews 2. Structure and Content of the Discourse on Climate Change in the Blogosphere: The Big Picture Dag Elgesem, Lubos Steskal & Nicholas Diakopoulos 3. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3): The Role of the Internet in Climate Change Research Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilization Robert Newell & Ann Dale 4. Examining User Comments for Deliberative Democracy: A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Climate Change Debate Online Luke Collins & Brigitte Nerlich 5. Exploring the Use of Online Platforms for Climate Change Policy and Public Engagement by NGOs in Latin America Bruno Takahashi, Guy Edwards, J. Timmons Roberts & Ran Duan 6. Mobilizing Facebook Users against Facebook's Energy Policy: The Case of Greenpeace Unfriend Coal Campaign Merav Katz-Kimchi & Idit Manosevitch.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
The volume provides a timely, state of the art collection of studies examining climate change communication in the era of digital media. The chapters focus on a broad range of topics covering various aspects of both practice and research in climate change communication, ranging from the use of online platforms, to blogs, and social networking sites. Climate change communication has increasingly moved into Internet-based forums, and this volume provides a comprehensive overview of research into Internet and climate change communication. The studies share valuable methodological insights in this relatively new field of research and shed light on the opportunities and challenges underlying the collection and analysis of online climate change-related data. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction: Visualizing Genetics for Public Readers.- Chapter 2 The Photographic View: Observational Record and Symbolic Excess.- Chapter 3 The Microscopic View: Miniscule Science and Art.- Chapter 4 The Illustrated View: Iconic Explanations and Figurative Metaphors.- Chapter 5 The Code View: Cracking the Genetic Code of Life.- Chapter 6 The Graph View: Navigating Big Data Science.- Chapter 7 The Structural View: 2D Realities and 3D Possibilities.- Chapter 8 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137587787 20171201
This book examines the visual representations used in the popular communication of genetics. Drawing upon public science communication theories, information design theories, and social semiotics, the book offers both in-depth analyses and high-level synthesis of how genetics is visualized for the U.S. public from the early 20th century to the present. Individual chapters focus on six visual genres: photographs, micrographs, illustrations, genetic code images, quantitative graphs, and molecular structure images. Han Yu challenges readers to consider the significance of these images we often take for granted, including their historical contexts, scientific backstories, information richness, stylistic choices, economic motivations, and social implications. In doing so, the book reveals the complex cognitive, affective, and social-cultural factors that both shape and are shaped by these images. The book will be particularly useful to scholars of public science communication and visual communication, practitioners of science communication, and scientists from a range of related life science disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137587787 20171201

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