A field guide for science writers /

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Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Rédaction technique.
Information scientifique.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism.
Technical writing.
Writing.
Science.
Handbooks and manuals.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11147318
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Other authors / contributors:Blum, Deborah, 1954-
Knudson, Mary.
Henig, Robin Marantz.
ISBN:9780198039020
0198039026
1602565171
9781602565173
0195174984
9780195174984
0195174992
9780195174991
1429410469
9781429410465
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Field guide for science writers. 2nd ed. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 0195174984 0195174992
Table of Contents:
  • 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.