A field guide for science writers /

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 con...

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Other Authors: Blum, Deborah, 1954-, Knudson, Mary., Henig, Robin Marantz.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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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.