Communicating Science (a practical guide).This installment of the Library Corner highlights several publications recently added to NEHA's Bookstore. The publications described below can now be purchased online; go to www.neha.org and click on "Store."
Pierre Laszlo (2006)
Do you have scientific results that you want your colleagues to recognize or the public to understand? Or do you want to address decision makers and change their minds? Laszlo's Communicating Science may be the book to consult. Each of its two main parts corresponds to a particular type of communication task: addressing peers or addressing the general public. A third, briefer section considers how to inform decision makers.
Each of the two main parts contains guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. and a discussion of genres. The guidelines consist of alphabetically al·pha·bet·i·cal also al·pha·bet·ic
1. Arranged in the customary order of the letters of a language.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed by an alphabet. organized entries on topics such as acronyms, the active and passive voices, body language, figures and captions, introduction, irony, and taking the floor. The discussions of genre treat all possible media through which science may be communicated--including the after-dinner speech, conference presentations, keynote keynote /key·note/ (ke´not) in homeopathy, the characteristic property of a drug that indicates its use in treating a similar symptom of disease. lectures, magazine articles, research proposals, and teleconferences. The book is geared to engineers, scientists, educators, journalists, science administrators, and the medical profession--whether native or nonnative speakers. In short, it is designed for anyone who needs to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.
214 pages, softcover soft·cov·er
Not bound between hard covers: softcover books; a softcover edition. . Member: $31. Nonmember: $34. Catalog catalog, descriptive list, on cards or in a book, of the contents of a library. Assurbanipal's library at Nineveh was cataloged on shelves of slate. The first known subject catalog was compiled by Callimachus at the Alexandrian Library in the 3d cent. B.C. #492.
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intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
1. To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.
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