Writing Science Books
"In this 2010 Web Focus from Nature magazine, five top science book writers offer advice for budding authors in a series of interviews in Nature's Books & Arts section.
* Peter Atkins reveals the hard work behind a successful textbook;
* Carl Zimmer highlights how passion is essential for popular science;
* David Brin reveals how criticism improves his fiction writing;
* Georgina Ferry shares research tips for biographies; and
* Joanna Cole explains how to convey science to children."
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The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers--both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions--write about their work clearly and effectively. The author, who is both a writer and an applied physicist, approaches the subject in a fresh way. Using scores of examples from a wide variety of authors and disciplines, the book demonstrates the difference between strong scientific writing and weak scientific writing. The book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks--from laboratory reports to grant proposals, from internal communications to press releases--as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing.
Tips for Undergrads
Publishing Your Research 101
The effective communication of scientific research is vital both to the scientific community and to a scientist’s career. ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications has launched the Publishing Your Research 101 video series to assist authors and reviewers in understanding and improving their experience with the processes of writing, submitting, editing, and reviewing manuscripts.
Article of the Future
An introductory movie of the Elsevier's Article of the Future project. For more information, please visit www.articleofthefuture.com
Chem & Chem Eng Libn
Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library
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