A Field Guide for Science Writers


Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195174984
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 321
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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

A Field Guide for Science Writers


Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195124941
Category: Science
Page: 287
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This authoritative handbook gathers together insights and tips, personal stories and lessons of some of America's best-known science writers, men and women who work for "The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, Time, ", National Public Radio, and other eminent news outlets. Filled with wonderful anecdotes and down-to-earth, practical information, it is both illuminating and a pleasure to read.

A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers
Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195174992
Category: Science
Page: 321
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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

Nature Writing Field Guide for Teachers


Author: Jan D. Wellik
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615194613
Category: Education
Page: 56
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Nature Writing Field Guide for Teachers offers educators a unique blend of literary and environmental science writing activities for grades 1-12. The nature writing curriculum in this guidebook offers young people a chance to explore the wonders of the natural world and expand literary and creative expression. Developed for the Eco Expressions nature writing program for youth to combine the healing powers of nature and writing to inspire positive change. Academic and behavioral results include critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Author Jan D. Wellik is Founder and Executive Director of Eco Expressions, based in San Diego, Calif. www.EcoExpressions.org

A Field Guide to Dinosaurs


Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1865088471
Category: Dinosaurs
Page: 144
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A lavishly illustrated, encyclopaedic guide to dinosaurs from leading palaeontologist and writer Henry Gee and renowned dinosaur artist Luis V. Rey, which uses full colour paintings, at-a-glance icons, anatomical sketches and up-to-the-minute scientific research to bring the prehistoric world alive.

Medical Writing

A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers
Author: Robert B. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441982346
Category: Medical
Page: 325
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The first edition of this book (titled “The Clinician’s Guide to Medical Writing”) has become a standard in its field and remains an indispensible reference for any clinician, academic physician, or health professional who wishes to hone their writing skills. However, since its publication in 2004, significant changes have taken place in the way medical professionals communicate with each other and the world. Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians and Academicians, 2e retains all of the fundamental writing advice of the first edition and has been expanded to include two brand new chapters: How to Write a Research Protocol (including why a research project needs a written protocol, elements of the research protocol and common problems) How to Write a Grant Proposal (including sections on government and private grant funding sources, what you need to know about grant writing, and elements of a successful grant proposal) New information is also included throughout the book on becoming a successful writer, medical tables and figures, conflict of interest and disclosures, how to review a scientific article, statistical analysis, “pay-to-publish” journal publishing, electronic submission of manuscripts, issues in medical publishing and the future of medical writing and publication. New appendices address commonly encountered research and statistical terms and memorable aphorisms regarding writing, medical and otherwise.

The Poisoner's Handbook

Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Author: Deborah Blum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524893
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

A Field Guide to Radiation


Author: Wayne Biddle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101581158
Category: Science
Page: 288
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A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-of-its-kind guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the universe. From fallout to radiation poisoning, alpha particles to cosmic rays, Biddle illuminates the history, meaning, and health implications of one hundred scientific terms in succinct, witty essays. A Field Guide to Radiation is an essential, engaging handbook that offers wisdom and common sense for today's increasingly nuclear world.

Grassroots

A Field Guide for Feminist Activism
Author: Jennifer Baumgardner,Amy Richards
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466814829
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760349533
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide. Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.

Writing Science Through Critical Thinking


Author: Marilyn F. Moriarty
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867205107
Category: Medical
Page: 263
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Written and extensively class tested with NSF/NIH support, this timely and useful text addresses a crucial need which is acknowledged in most universities and colleges. It is the need for students to learn to write in the context of their field of study; in this case science. Although numerous "how to" writing books have been published, few, if any, address the central pedagogical issues underlying the process of learning to think and write scientifically. The direct connection between this writing skill and that of critical thinking is developed with engaging style by the author, an English professor. Moriarty's book is an invaluable guide for both undergraduate and graduate science students. In the process of learning the specific requirements of organization demanded by scientific writing, students will develop strategies for thinking through their scientific research, well before they sit down to write. This instructive text will be useful to students who need to satisfy a science writing proficiency requirement in the context of a science course, a course in technical writing, advanced composition, or writing for the profession.

A Field Guide to Germs

Revised and Updated
Author: Wayne Biddle
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0345804635
Category: Science
Page: 240
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From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in New York City, contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern medicine. Public concern about infectious disease is on the rise as newspapers trumpet the arrivals of new germs and the reemergence of old ones. In A Field Guide to Germs, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Wayne Biddle brings readers face to face with nearly one hundred of the best-known (in terms of prevalence, power, historical importance, or even literary interest) of the myriad pathogens that live in and around the human population. Along with physical descriptions of the organisms and the afflictions they cause, the author provides folklore, philosophy, history, and such illustrations as nineteenth century drawings of plague-induced panic, microscopic photographs of HIV and Ebola, and wartime posters warning servicemen against syphilis and gonorrhea. From cholera to chlamydia, TB to HIV, bubonic plague to Lyme disease, rabies to Congo-Crimean encephalitis, anthrax to Zika fever, and back to good old rhinitis (the common cold), A Field Guide to Germs is both a handy reference work to better understand today's headlines and a fascinating look at the astonishing impact of micro-organisms on social and political history.

Unladylike

A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space
Author: Cristen Conger,Caroline Ervin
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399580468
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast. Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the what's, why's, and how's of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double-standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that's ours to claim.

Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science

A Resource Guide for Pursuing a Non-Traditional Path
Author: Karen Y. Kreeger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113589423X
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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Offering practical advice and stories from scientists and professionals, this guidebook aids the reader in evaluating and finding career opportunities in non-academic research fields. It demonstrates that choices are available, providing many examples of fields (for example publishing, law, public policy and business) in which people can use their scientific training to nurture a satisfying professional life. Yet it also acknowledges that there are trade-offs involved with any veer from the traditional path.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost


Author: Joy McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534438513
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this lively, endearing novel. Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute, but she must have gotten something wrong in the coding. Which is frustrating for a science-minded girl like Sutton—almost as frustrating as the fact that her mother probably won’t be home in time for Sutton’s tenth birthday. Luis spends his days writing thrilling stories about brave kids, but there’s only so much inspiration you can find when you’re stuck inside all day. He’s allergic to bees, afraid of dogs, and has an overprotective mom to boot. So Luis can only dream of daring adventures in the wild. Sutton and Luis couldn’t be more different from each other. Except now that their parents are dating, these two have to find some common ground. Will they be able to navigate their way down a path they never planned on exploring?

Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
Author: Howard Saul Becker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593367101
Category: Academic writing
Page: 223
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BIRT

A Field Guide
Author: Diana Peh,Nola Hague,Jane Tatchell
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132657242
Category: Computers
Page: 794
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More than ten million people have downloaded BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) from the Eclipse web site, and more than one million developers are estimated to be using BIRT. Built on the open source Eclipse platform, BIRT is a powerful report development system that provides an end-to-end solution–from creating and deploying reports to integrating report capabilities in enterprise applications. ¿ The first in a two-book series about this exciting technology, BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting, Third Edition, is the authoritative guide to using BIRT Report Designer, the graphical tool that enables users of all levels to build reports, from simple to complex, without programming. ¿ This book is an essential resource for users who want to create presentation-quality reports quickly. The extensive examples, step-by-step instructions, and abundant illustrations help new users develop report design skills. Power users can find the information they need to make the most of the product’s rich set of features to build sophisticated and compelling reports. ¿ Readers of this book learn how to Design effective corporate reports that convey complex business information using images, charts, tables, and cross tabs Build reports using data from multiple sources, including databases, spreadsheets, web services, and XML documents Enliven reports with interactive features, such as hyperlinks, tooltips, and highlighting Create reports using a consistent style, and, drawing on templates and libraries of reusable elements, collaborate with other report designers Localize reports for an international audience The third edition, newly revised, adds updated examples, contains close to 1,000 new and replacement screenshots, and covers all the new and improved product features, including Result-set sharing to create dashboard-style reports Data collation conforming to local conventions Using cube data in charts, new chart types, and functionality Displaying bidirectional text, used in right-to-left languages Numerous enhancements to cross tabs, page management, and report layout

Successful Scientific Writing Full Canadian Binding

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences
Author: Janice R. Matthews,John M. Bowen,Robert W. Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521789622
Category: Medical
Page: 235
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A user-friendly guide to good writing in the biological and medical sciences.

Writing for Science


Author: Robert Goldbort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117936
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 330
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This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

A Field Guide to Dinosaurs


Author: David Lambert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 256
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A guide with drawings, maps, and diagrams, describes more than three hundred dinosaurs, their evolution, habitat, enemies, life cycle, and demise and explains the work of paleontologists in the field and in museums