Communicating Science Professional, Popular, Literary

ISBN-10: 0521131723
ISBN-13: 9780521131728
Edition: 2010
Authors: Nicholas Russell
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Book details

List price: $86.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Nicholas Russell is Emeritus Reader in Science Communication in the Department of Humanities at Imperial College, London.

Introduction: What this book is about and why you might want to read it
Prologue:Three orphans share a common paternity; professional science communication, popular journalism and literary fiction are not as separate as they seem
Professional science communication
Spreading the word: problems with publishing professional science
Walk like an Egyptian: the alien feeling of professional science writing
The future's bright? Professional science communication in the age of the internet
Counting the horse's teeth: professional standards in science's barter economy
Separating the wheat from the chaff: peer review on trial
Science for the public: what science do people need and how might they get it?
The public understanding of science (PUS) movement and its problems
Public engagement with science and technology (PEST): good principle, difficult practice
Citizen scientists? Democratic input into science policy
Teaching and learning science in school: implications for popular science communication
Popular science communication: the press and broadcasting
What every scientist should know about the mass media
What every scientist should know about journalists
The influence of new media
How the media represent science
How should science journalists behave?
The origins of science in cultural context: five historic dramas
A terrible storm in Wittenberg: natural knowledge through sorcery and evil
A terrible storm in the Mediterranean: controlling nature with white magic and religion
Thieving magpies: the subtle art of false projecting
Foolish virtuosi: natural philosophy emerges as a discipline but many cannot take it seriously
Is scientific knowledge 'true' or should it just be 'truthfully' deployed?
Science in literature
Science and the Gothic: the three big nineteenth-century monster stories
Science fiction: serious literature or low grade entertainment?
Science in British literary fiction
Science on stage: the politics and ethics of science in cultural and educational contexts
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