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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science by
Publication Date: 2015-03-18
This multidisciplinary volume brings together top notch scholars working in the social scientific tradition who are studying the "politics of science." Contributions explore three themes: the way in which politically relevant values and identities influence (1) the communication of scientific knowledge and (2) its reception by the public, as well as (3) the interplay of political values and scientific beliefs (and behaviors) among knowledge elites.
Atoms, Bytes and Genes; public resistance and techno-scientific responses by
Publication Date: 2014-12-19
Traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with consequences, and argues that public opinion is a factor of the development of modern techno-science. The level and scope of public controversy is an index of resistance, examined here with a "pain analogy" which shows that just as pain impacts movement, resistance impacts techno-scientific mobilization: it signals that something is wrong, and this requires attention.
Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science by
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Excavates a largely unknown genre of early cinema, the popular-science film...draws on the insights of the history of science. Beginning around 1903, a variety of producers made films about scientific topics for general audiences, inspired by a vision of cinema as an educational medium. This book traces the development of popular-science films over the first half of the silent era, from its beginnings in England to its flourishing in France around 1910.
Hollyweird Science by
Publication Date: 2015-08-05
Explores the portrayal of science and technology on both the big and little screen -- and how Hollywood is actually doing a better job of getting it right than ever before...
Houston, We Have a Narrative by
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Hollywood has a lot to teach scientists about how to tell a story--and, ultimately, how to do science better. [Author] lays out a stunningly simple method for turning the dull into the dramatic.
Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema / by
Publication Date: 2011-02-04
Examines the interaction of science and cinema: how science consultants make movie science plausible, how filmmakers negotiate scientific accuracy within production constraints, and how movies affect popular perceptions of science. Drawing on interviews and archival material, Kirby examines such science consulting tasks as fact checking and shaping visual iconography.
Language As a Scientific Tool by
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Explores cases in the history of science in which questions or concerns with language have bubbled to the surface in scientific discourse. This opens a window into the particular ways in which scientists have conceived of and construed language as the central medium of their activity across different cultural contexts and places, and the clashes and tensions that have manifested their many attempts to engineer it to both preserve and enrich its function.
ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies by
Publication Date: 2009-08-12
Gives a scientist's and artist's response to the dark and bright sides of chemistry found in 140 films, most of them contemporary Hollywood feature films but also a few documentaries, shorts, silents, and international films.
Rhetorical Darwinism by
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
Everything evolves, science tells us, including the public language used by scientists to sustain and perpetuate their work. Harkening back to the Protestant Reformation--a time when the promise of scientific inquiry was intimately connected with a deep faith in divine Providence-- Lessl traces the evolving role and public identity of science in the West.
Science from Sight to Insight by
Publication Date: 2013-11-25
Authors present a short history of the scientific visual, and then formulate a theory about the interaction between the visual and textual. With great insight and admirable rigor, the authors argue that scientific meaning itself comes from the complex interplay between the verbal and the visual in the form of graphs, diagrams, maps, drawings, and photographs.
Simplifying Complexity by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Deals with the plurality of the sciences and technologies. It is about the way in which each of them develops around the prosthetics of printed languages and the models used as visual aids to help us create new modes of communication and solve human problems.
Natural Disasters and Risk Communication by
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural disaster education, understanding, assessment of risk, preparation, and recovery.
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication by
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources.
Handbook for Science Public Information Officers by
Publication Date: 2015-08-15
Science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional media outlets cut back on their science coverage, PIOs are becoming a vital source for science news. Covers all aspects of communication strategy and tactics for members of this growing specialty.
The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2015-04-09
Earning praise from scientists, journalists, faculty, and students, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers has helped thousands of writers communicate data clearly and effectively. Its publication offered a much-needed bridge between good quantitative analysis and clear expository writing, using straightforward principles and efficient prose.
Effective Science Communication by
Publication Date: 2015-09-03
A guidebook on science writing and communication that professors, students, and professionals in the STEM fields can use in a practical way. This book advocates a clear and concise writing and presenting style, enabling users to concentrate on content.
Narrative Medicine by
ISBN: 10.1007/978-3-319-22090-1 doi
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by clinical trials, numbers, and probabilities, clinical science is firmly embedded in the medical humanities in order to foster the understanding of clinical cases and the delivery of excellent patient care. The medical humanities address what happens to us when we are affected by a disease and narrative medicine is an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes the importance of patient narratives in bridging various divides, including those between health care professionals and patients.
Scientific Writing and Communication by
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
Covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career, unique "all-in-one" handbook.
Writing in the Biological Sciences by
Publication Date: 2015-07-17
Practical and easy to use, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries.
Writing Science in Plain English by
Publication Date: 2013-05-24
Scientific writing is often dry, wordy, and difficult to understand, but...writers from all scientific disciplines can learn to produce clear, concise prose by mastering just a few simple principles.