Bibliographic Details

Writing for science / Robert Goldbort.

Author / Creator Goldbort, Robert, 1949-
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 330 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Subject Technical writing.
Communication in science.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Rhetoric.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
SCIENCE -- General.
Communication in science.
Technical writing.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11151993
ISBN 9780300132939
030013293X
1281731056
9781281731050
0300115512
0300117930
9780300115512
9780300117936
9786611731052
6611731059
Digital file characteristics data file
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index.
English.
Summary This exceptional book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that todays experimental scientist may need to employ. Detailed chapters cover every type of science writing, from routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda, to the more complex writing required in dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals. Using numerous extended examples, the book offers students and professionals alike the thorough, practical advice they need to optimize the effectiveness of their written communications.Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practicedifficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.For working scientists, those seeking employment in the sciences, students taking on writing assignments or oral presentations, and professionals who hope to publish or acquire funding, this volume is an essential resource.
Other form Print version: Goldbort, Robert, 1949- Writing for science. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006 0300115512 9780300115512