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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199216819
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 419
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An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

Communication, Education & Travel

Communication, Education & Travel

  • Author: Pamela Fehl
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816081549
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 148
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He emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information. The green economy is changing how we communicate, learn, and travel, and these changes are creating new jobs. From teaching about environmental problems to reporting on conservation issues to planning eco-friendly business trips and vacations, Communication, Education, and Travel looks at many careers in these fields. Writes print and Web content for nonprofit organizations, publishing companies, corporate consulting groups, advertising agencies, and entrepreneurs. Her published books include Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts and Career Opportunities in Photography. She has also edited or contributed to numerous books for Ferguson, including the Career Discovery Encyclopedia. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Freelancers Union.

Am I Making Myself Clear?

Am I Making Myself Clear?

  • Author: Cornelia Dean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674036352
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 274
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Am I Making Myself Clear? shows scientists how to speak to the public, handle the media, and describe their work to a lay audience on paper, online, and over the airwaves. It is a book that will improve the tone and content of debate over critical issues and will serve the interests of science and society.

Magic Universe

Magic Universe

A Grand Tour of Modern Science

  • Author: Nigel Calder
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191622354
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 768
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This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, from transgenic crops to quantum tangles. Written by one of the most experienced and well-known names in science writing, it is also assuredly reliable science. Although arranged for convenience and quick reference as a collection of topics in alphabetical order, it is very different from any conventional encyclopedia. Each topic tells a story, making the book eminently browsable. Packed with information, yet carrying its immense learning lightly, this is a book that would appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in how the world works.

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences

  • Author: Brian Hurwitz,Paola Spinozzi
  • Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
  • ISBN: 3899718313
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences investigates the forms of writing in which scientific claims are formulated and announced. Argumentative strategies, compositional rules, and figurative expressions in communication and narrativization of scientific knowledge are the focus of interdisciplinary contributions by humanities and science scholars. The first part of the book, dedicated to 'Rhetorical and Epistemological Aspects of Science Writing', addresses how scientific pursuits and methods feed into multi-level texts that generate responses within science, society, and culture. The second part, entitled 'Bioscientific Discourses and Narrations', examines popularisations and fictionalizations of science in relation to diversity, deviancy, ageing, illness, reproduction, the evolution of humankind, mathematical models of biomedical systems, and the myth of the heroic scientist. Assessing the narrative impetus and command of literary and meta-discoursive strategies shown by contemporary science writers enhances understanding of the methods and conventions through which the biosciences produce knowledge.

Conjuring the Universe

Conjuring the Universe

The Origins of the Laws of Nature

  • Author: Peter Atkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198813376
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

Writing Science

Writing Science

How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

  • Author: Joshua Schimel
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199760233
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 221
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"Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story, and it uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing and years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, Joshua Schimel shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension ... Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively and successfully in a competitive industry."--Back cover.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198788606
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

The Faber Book of Science

The Faber Book of Science

  • Author: John Carey
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571300278
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 560
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The Faber Book of Science introduces hunting spiders and black holes, gorillas and stardust, protons, photons and neutrinos. In his acclaimed anthology, John Carey plots the development of modern science from Leonardo da Vinci to Chaos Theory. The emphasis is on the scientists themselves and their own accounts of their breakthroughs and achievements. The classic science-writers are included - Darwin, T.H. Huxley and Jean Henri Fabre tracking insects through the Provencal countryside. So too are today's experts - Steve Jones on the Human Genome Project, Richard Dawkins on DNA and many other representatives of the contemporary genre of popular science-writing which, John Carey argues, challenges modern poetry and fiction in its imaginative power.

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype

The Long Reach of the Gene

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198788916
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.