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Communicating in Science: Writing a Scientific Paper and Speaking at Scientific Meetings

Handbook / Manual

By: V Booth

78 pages, no illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1993 | Edition: 2 | #20335 | ISBN: 0521429153
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Writing scientific papers and giving talks at meetings and conferences are essential parts of research scientists work, and this short, straightforwardly written book will help workers in all scientific disciplines to present their results effectively. The first chapter is about writing a scientific paper and is a revision of a prize-winning essay. Later chapters discuss the preparation of typescripts, speaking at meetings and writing theses. There are also chapters addressed particularly to those scientists to whom English is a foreign language and to those in North America. The last chapter gives information about dictionaries, style books and other literature. The book draws on the author s wealth of experience in presenting his own work and in editing the work of others, and he draws his examples from a range of subjects.

'... an elegant and direct discourse ... the style throughout is friendly and engaging, and relates the importance of communication quite clearly to the central objectives of science.' Contemporary Physics '... should be on the 'to buy' list of every psychologist.' Forum


Foreword; Balloons and instructions for the typist and the printer; Explanation for the second edition; Glossary of some printer's terms; 1. Writing a scientific paper; 2. Before you lecture or talk to us, please read this; 3. Empty numbers; 4. Preparation of the script and figures; 5. Addressed to those for whom English is a foreign language; 6. An appeal to North Americans; 7. Preparation of a doctoral dissertation or thesis; 8. Further reading; Index.

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