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Book
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
xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Offering expertise in the teaching of writing (Kim Jaxon) and the teaching of science (Leslie Atkins Elliott and Irene Salter), this book will help instructors create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. The authors provide concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, as opposed to replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. Addressing a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry, this text includes activities, guidelines, resources, and assessment suggestions. Composing Science is a valuable resource for university-level science faculty, science methods course instructors in teacher preparation programs, and secondary science teachers who have been asked to address the Common Core ELA Standards.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807758069 20170117
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Book
1 online resource (305 pages) : illustrations.
  • Networked digital spaces: Twitter in the composition classroom / Stephanie N. Phillips
  • Blog love: blogging (and microblogging) communities as writing classroom companions / Clarissa J. Walker
  • Using Twitter to scaffold English composition / Brian C. Harrell
  • From expository blog to engaged e-portfolio: a student-centered pedagogy in process / Jill Darling
  • This is the remix: remediating pedagogy practices / Shannon Butts
  • Social media and the rhetorical situation: finding common ground between students' lives and writing courses / Katherine Fredlund
  • Reblogging as writing: the role of Tumblr in the writing classroom / Meghan McGuire
  • Socializing composition: entering the conversation of SNS in composition / Ken Hayes
  • Creating meaning for millennials: Bakhtin, Rosenblatt, and the use of social media in the composition classroom / Erin Trauth
  • Slacktivism, supervision, and #selfies: illuminating social media composition through reception theory / Elisabeth H. Buck
  • The blogging method: improving traditional student writing practices / Christine Fiore
  • Teaching casual writing for professional success with Twitter: digital small talk and the new textese / Amy Rubens
  • Curating the public self: helping students present an authentic, professional persona via LinkedIn / Erin Trauth
  • #WordUp! : student responses to social media in the technical writing classroom / Kendra N. Bryant
  • Using Wikipedia to teach written health communication / Melissa Vosen Callens
  • Designing a wiki-based course for enhancing the practice of writing skills in the 21st century: moving from theoretical grounding into practical knowledge / Ahmed Abdulateef Al Khateeb.
Basic composition courses have become a fundamental requirement for the major of university degrees available today. These classes allow students to enhance their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills; however, frequent use of technology and online activity can be detrimental to students' comprehension. Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the integration of social media platforms into academic writing classes, focusing on how such technology encourages writing and enables students to grasp basic composition skills in classroom settings. Highlighting emerging theoretical foundations and pedagogical practices, this book is ideally designed for educators, upper-level students, researchers, and academic professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505624 20161213
Book
xiv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
vii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Prologue. A Book of stories and storytelling
  • Countries not often heard from
  • Reaching out
  • The reluctant writers
  • The writing community
  • The development of the scientific writer
  • The poets
  • "We have to communicate the beauty and the passion."
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • References
  • Appendix A. Questionnaire for the senior and emerging scientists
  • Appendix B. Interview schedule for senior and emerging scientists
  • Appendix C. Interview for Ph. D. students
  • Appendix D. The scale used to develop the quantitative data.
"An important corrective to the view that scientists are "poor writers, unnecessarily opaque, not interested in writing, and in need of remediation." Arguing that scientists are "the most sophisticated and flexible writers in the academy, often writing for a wider range of audiences than most other faculty"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xiii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface to the third edition-- Acknowledgements-- 1. Basic rules of writing-- 2. Comments on scientific writing-- 3. Drafting the manuscript-- 4. Choosing a journal-- 5. How to begin-- 6. Figure captions (legends)-- 7. Preparing a graph-- 8. Graph combination-- 9. Drawings-- 10. How to design a table-- 11. Title-- 12. Authors-- 13. Abstract-- 14. Introduction-- 15. Methods-- 16. Results-- 17. Discussion-- 18. Acknowledgements-- 19. References-- 20. PhD and other doctoral theses-- 21. Letters and case reports-- 22. Numbers-- 23. Abbreviations-- 24. How to present statistical results-- 25. Typing-- 26. Dealing with editors and referees-- 27. Correcting proofs-- 28. Authors' responsibility-- Literature needed on your desk-- Further reading-- Literature cited-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316607916 20170814
This compact and easy-to-read book contains essential advice on how to take a manuscript from planning right through to publication. It will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors to present their results more effectively. While retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of previous editions, the third edition of this essential guide has been expanded to include comprehensive advice on drawing graphs, and information about Open Access publishing. Illustrations are discussed in detail, with examples of poor illustrations taken from real papers in top-ranked journals, redrawn for comparison. Such before-and-after examples are also provided to demonstrate good and bad writing styles. The reader is offered practical advice - from how to present a paper and where to submit the manuscript, through to responding to reviewers' comments and correcting the proofs - all developed through the author's extensive teaching experience and his many years spent working as a journal editor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316607916 20170814
Green Library
Book
xiii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. From words to acts? Philip van der Eijk and Marco Formisano-- 2. The poetics of knowledge Marco Formisano-- 3. Machines on paper: from words to acts in ancient mechanics Markus Asper-- 4. Si quis voluerit: Vitruvius on architecture as 'the art of the possible' Elisa Romano-- 5. Caesar's Rhine bridge and its feasibility in Giovanni Giocondo's Expositio pontis Ronny Kaiser-- 6. From words to acts: on the applicability of Hippocratic therapy Pilar Perez Canizares-- 7. Naso magister erat - sed cui bono? On not taking the poet's teaching seriously Alison Sharrock-- 8. From techne to kakotechnia: use and abuse of ancient cosmetic texts Laurence Totelin-- 9. From discourses to handbook: the Encheiridion of Epictetus as a practical guide to life Gerard Boter-- 10. The problem of practical applicability in Ptolemy's Geography Klaus Geus-- 11. Living according to the seasons - the power of parapegmata Gerd Grasshoff-- 12. Auctoritas in the garden: Columella's poetic strategy in De re rustica 10 Christiane Reitz-- 13. The generous text: animal intuition, human knowledge, and written transmission in Pliny's books on medicine Brooke Holmes-- 14. From descriptions to acts: the paradoxical animals of the ancients from a cognitive perspective Pietro Li Causi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107169432 20170508
The relationship between theory and practice, in other words between norms indicated in a text and their extra-textual application, is one of the most fascinating issues in the history and theory of science. Yet this aspect has often been taken for granted and never explored in depth. The essays contained in this volume provide a complex and nuanced discussion of this relationship as it emerges in ancient Greek and Roman culture in a number of fields, such as agriculture, architecture, the art of love, astronomy, ethics, mechanics, medicine, and pharmacology. The main focus is on the textuality of processes of the transmission of knowledge and its application in various fields. Given that a text always contains complex and destabilising aspects that cannot be reduced to the specific subject matter it discusses, to what extent can and do ancient texts support extra-textual applicability?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107169432 20170508
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction to Scientificâ ¨Reading and Writing and to Technical Modalities of Augmentation. 2. Ecrilecture and the Constructionof Knowledge within Professional Communities. 3. "Critical Spaces": A Study ofâ ¨the Necessary Conditions for Scholarlyand Multimedia Reading. 4. "Annotate the World, and â ¨Improve Humanity": Material Imageries in aWeb Annotation Program. 5. Construction of Ecrilecture Standards for Collaborative Transcription of Digitized Heritage. 6. The Challenge of Platform Interoperability in Constructing Augmented Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 7. The XML Portal for the symogih.org Project. 8. Issues of "Hypermediating Journals" for Scientific Publishing. 8. Construction of lecture standards for collaborative transcription of digitized heritage between algorithm, transmission and community development 1. The scientific ecrilecture: conceptual aspects and socio-technical issues 2. ecrilecture: a revealing practice of the construction of knowledge within the scientific community 3. " spaces for critics, " a study of the conditions of possibility of a scholar and multimedia reading 4. "Annotate the world and improve humanity": imaginary and the making of an annotation software 5. XML Portal of the symogih.org project: experiences and reflections on the digital edition of sources and historical information 6. The challenge of interoperability for the circulation of augmented knowledge in social sciences and humanities 7. Issues of "hypermediatisees journals" for scientific publishing 8. Construction of ecrilecture standards for collaborative transcription of digitized heritage between algorithm, transmission and community development1. The scientific ecrilecture: conceptual aspects and socio-technical issues 2. ecrilecture: a revealing practice of the construction of knowledge within the scientific community 3. " spaces for critics, " a study of the conditions of possibility of a scholar and multimedia reading 4. "Annotate the world and improve humanity": imaginary and the making of an annotation software 5. XML Portal of the symogih.org project: experiences and reflections on the digital edition of sources and historical information 6. The challenge of interoperability for the circulation of augmented knowledge in social sciences and humanities 7. Issues of "hypermediatisees journals" for scientific publishing 8. Construction of ecrilecture standards for collaborative transcription of digitized heritage between algorithm, transmission and community development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119384373 20170807
Practices associated with the culture of "scholarly" reading have been developed over many centuries and annotations themselves have become the subject of study, either as additional elements in connection with the original texts or as documents in their own right. The first "scholarly" reading techniques, seen historically from the 12th Century onwards, combine reading and writing in a process known as lettrure, involving both attentive reading and commentary. The Internet has transformed this activity, adding technical layers that relate both to the reading and writing process as well as to the circulation of texts; their potential and effective augmentation, diffusion, and reception. This book examines digitized reading and writing by focusing primarily on the conditions for the co-construction of scientific knowledge and its augmentation. The authors present numerous examples of studies and personal feedback concerning the intellectual process, open critical spaces, collaborative scholarly publishing, methods for the circulation and mediatization of knowledge, as well as the techniques and tools employed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119384373 20170807
Book
xv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. Poetry-- 2. Letter-- 3. Encyclopaedia-- 4. Commentary-- 5. Biography-- Conclusion-- Bibliographical essay-- Appendix 1: arithmetical epigrams from Book 14 of The Greek Anthology-- Appendix 2: Eratosthenes' Letter to King Ptolemy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521130639 20170530
We access Greek and Roman scientific ideas mainly through those texts which happen to survive. By concentrating only on the ideas conveyed, we may limit our understanding of the meaning of those ideas in their historical context. Through considering the diverse ways in which scientific ideas were communicated, in different types of texts, we can uncover otherwise hidden meanings and more fully comprehend the historical contexts in which those ideas were produced and shared, the aims of the authors and the expectations of ancient readers. Liba Taub explores the rich variety of formats used to discuss scientific, mathematical and technical subjects, from c.700 BCE to the sixth century CE. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre - poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography - offering an introduction to Greek and Roman scientific ideas, while using a selection of ancient writings to focus on the ways in which we encounter them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521130639 20170530
Green Library
Book
xxii, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Scientific writing basics : style and composition
  • Planning and laying the foundation
  • Manuscripts : research papers and review articles
  • Grant proposals
  • Posters and presentations
  • Job applications.
"Covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and résumés and to preparing academic presentations and posters."--Page 4 of cover.
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Style as choice
  • Understanding style
  • Correctness
  • Clarity
  • Actions
  • Characters
  • Cohesion and coherence
  • Emphasis
  • Clarity of form
  • Motivation
  • Global coherence
  • Grace
  • Concision
  • Shape --Elegance
  • Ethics
  • The ethics of style.
Education Library (Cubberley), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • STYLE AS CHOICE: Understanding style
  • Correctness
  • CLARITY: Actions
  • Characters
  • Cohesion and coherence
  • Emphasis
  • CLARITY OF FORM: Motivation
  • Global coherence
  • GRACE: Concision
  • Shape
  • Elegance
  • ETHICS: The ethics of style.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-718-01, LAW-7827-01
Book
iv, 148 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Understanding the biomedical publishing enterprise
  • Preparation of a biomedical manuscript for publication
  • Submission, review, revision and publication.
Medical Library (Lane)
Book
222 pages ; 23 cm.
  • L'argumentation "au coeur des écrits scientifiques" : quelle formule pour quelles réalités ? -- Quelle conception de l'énonciation pour l'analyse de l'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques ? -- Argumentations sur les objets et textes socio-scientifiques -- L'argumentation de l'image scientifique : une affaire de méréologie -- L'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques : le point de vue des chercheurs -- "Assessment" de l'écrit scientifique et transformation du savoir-écrire -- Marquage lexical et effets d'évidence dans les écrits de recherche -- Aborder la notion d'auteur scientifique dans la formation universitaire -- La synthèse documentaire dans le mémoire d'application : l'argumentation victime de la collision générique -- Un argumentaire légitime et crédible ? -- Analyse d'extraits de mémoires professionnels en formation à l'enseignement secondaire -- Quelques aspects de la cohérence textuelle dans des écrits de recherche d'étudiants de Master -- De l'édition scientifique à l'enseignement de la communication écrite : réflexion sur une expérience -- Rhétorique et didactique de la critique -- Pour une didactique des disciplines universitaires ?
"Ce volume réunit les Actes du Colloque "Argumenter dans les écrits scientifiques" qui s'est tenu à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles les 13 et 14 novembre 2014, et dont l'objectif était d'apporter des éclairages actuels quant aux lieux, aux enjeux et aux réalisations de l'argumentation selon les types d'écrits scientifiques, les contextes institutionnels, géographiques et disciplinaires. Il importe de préciser que les écrits scientifiques abordés dans les différentes contributions vont des productions émanant de chercheurs professionnels à celles des apprentis-chercheurs que sont les étudiants, et couvrent aussi bien les sciences humaines et sociales que les sciences "dures" et naturelles. S'il n'est pas faux de considérer que, selon une formule stéréotypée, "l'argumentation est au coeur des écrits scientifiques", les travaux des linguistes et des didacticiens montrent toutefois que la question est complexe. En effet, les diverses manières de désigner l'argumentation, dans ce contexte, reflètent de nombreuses nuances à propos de ses objets et de ses manifestations. À ces diverses représentations, il convient de plus d'articuler les débats sur des questions vives concernant l'écriture de la recherche et le positionnement du chercheur, telles que : étayage, objectivité, neutralité, effacement vs point de vue personnel voire engagement ... Le sujet de l'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques est abordé ici sous les angles linguistique et didactique. Ainsi, ces écrits sont analysés comme genres et comme pratiques de chercheurs, dans leurs dimensions discursive, textuelle, énonciative et communicationnelle. Mais ils sont aussi envisagés à l'aune des circonstances et des particularités de leur enseignement, en tant que jalons du champ des Littéracies Universitaires."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Reasearch a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226239736 20161213
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
  • Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Science Communication 1.3 Summary 1.4 Study Questions 1.5 Suggested Readings 1.6 References Chapter 2: Publishing work in academic journals 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Scoping your deliverables 2.3 Choosing a journal 2.4 Writing and manuscript preparation 2.5 The peer review process 2.6 Reviewing papers 2.7 Citations and metrics - getting recognised 2.8 Summary 2.9 Study Questions 2.10 Suggested Readings 2.11 References Chapter 3: Applying for Funding 3.1 Introduction 3.2 What makes a good idea? 3.3 How to find a funding body and funding calls 3.4 What are the components of a research proposal? 3.4.1 Case for support 3.4.2 Pathway to impact 3.5 Budgeting 3.6 The funding process and peer review 3.7 Summary 3.8 Study Questions 3.9 Suggested Reading 3.10 References Chapter 4: Presenting 4.1 Introduction 4.2 A three-way approach 4.2.1 Developing your narrative 4.2.2 Understanding your audience 4.2.3 Managing yourself 4.3 Dealing with nerves 4.4 Rhetoric 4.5 Using your tools 4.6 Timings 4.7 Answering questions (and asking them) 4.8 Poster design & etiquette 4.9 Summary 4.10 Study Questions 4.11 Suggested Readings 4.12 References Chapter 5: Outreach and Public Engagement 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Nomenclature 5.3 Working with children 5.3.1 Children in a formal environment 5.3.2 Children in an informal environment 5.4 General Public 5.5 Citizen Science 5.6 Funding 5.7 Advertising 5.8 Evaluation 5.9 Training 5.10 Summary 5.11 Study Questions 5.12 References 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Why, when, and how to, engage with the media 6.3 Press releases 6.4 Constructing a narrative for mass media 6.5 Television and Radio interviews 6.6 Summary 6.7 Suggested Reading 6.8 Study Questions 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Blogs 7.3 Podcasts 7.4 Social media platforms 7.5 Twitter 7.6 Facebook 7.7 LinkedIn 7.8 YouTube 7.9 Research Gate 7.10 Others 7.11 Digital Collaborations 7.12 Summary 7.13 Study Questions 7.14 Suggested Readings Chapter 8: Other Essential Research skills 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time management 8.3 Networking 8.4 Teamwork 8.5 Objective reflection 8.6 Mentoring 8.7 Career Planning 8.8 Open Science 8.8.1 Open Access 8.9 Integrity 8.10 Summary 8.11 Study Questions 8.12 Further Study 8.13 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
Scientists are often perceived to be poor communicators, but this can be due to a lack of formalised training at undergraduate level and beyond, rather than an innate inability to communicate. There are many areas of communication that scientists are expected to excel at; for example the writing of technical reports and scientific papers. However, even in these fields there is often very little training given to scientists, with the majority of them expected to learn on the job in a kind of peer-review trial by fire. Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to engaging as a scientist provides a concise and practical guide devoted to the myriad of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day lives, combining for the first time modern methods of engagement such as dealing with the modern media and professional social networking, with traditional methods of technical (and non-technical) presentation, paper-writing and proposal shaping. By offering practical and applicable advice, it provides effectual tools to develop skills to communicate with a variety of audiences in an effective and engaging manner. It includes specific examples and advice on how to apply best practice, and also focuses on teaching the underlying skills that are necessary to use the required tools; for example when demonstrating how to give effective presentations, there will be a focus on the underlying skillset (confidence, pacing, stance) that is necessary to be an effective narrator and communicator, rather than simply talking about the toolset (e.g. how to make nice PowerPoint slides). The book provides a helping hand to all scientists, but especially those beginning their career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
Book
1 online resource (1 volume)
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • Introduction 'A distemper of learning': the languages of science -- 1. Orlando Curioso: the lapsarian style of Thomas Browne -- 2. Equivocal Boyle and the enamelled telescope -- 3. 'A blessing in the wilderness': the place of science -- 4. Dining Out in the Republic of Letters: the rhetoric of scientific correspondence -- 5. The Counsel of Herbs: scientific georgic -- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198704805 20160619
The writing of science in the period 1580-1700 is artfully, diffidently, carelessly, boldly, and above all self-consciously literary. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century English Literature considers the literary textures of science writing - its rhetorical figures, neologisms, its uses of parody, romance, and various kinds of verse. The experimental and social practices of science are examined through literary representations of the laboratory, of collaborative retirement, of virtual, epistolary conversation, and of an imagined paradise of investigative fellowship and learning. Claire Preston argues that the rhetorical, generic, and formal qualities of scientific writing are also the intellectual processes of early-modern science itself. How was science to be written in this period? That question, which piqued natural philosophers who were searching for apt conventions of scientific language and report, was initially resolved by the humanist rhetorical and generic skills in which they were already highly trained. At the same time non-scientific writers, enthralled by the developments of science, were quick to deploy ideas and images from astronomy, optics, chemistry, biology, and medical practices. Practising scientists and inspired laymen or quasi-scientists produced new, adjusted, or hybrid literary forms, often collapsing the distinction between the factual and the imaginative, between the rhetorically ornate and the plain. Early-modern science and its literary vehicles are frequently indistinguishable, scientific practice and scientific expression mutually involved. Among the major writers discussed are Montaigne, Bacon, Donne, Browne, Lovelace, Boyle, Sprat, Oldenburg, Evelyn, Cowley, and Dryden.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198704805 20160619
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations.
Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results. Weatherford's approach can be applied in all types of writing, from email and letters to project proposals and final reports. The book also includes tips for using English that will help keep your writing crisp and clear. Anyone in a technical profession, from intern to management, who wants to implement a better, faster, and more consistent approach to writing will benefit from reading this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781593703707 20170213

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