Writing for Science
November 1, 2006
352 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
12 b/w illus.
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.
For working scientists, those seeking employment in the sciences, students taking on writing assignments or oral presentations, and professionals who hope to publish or acquire funding, this volume is an essential resource.
“This book is compendious, professionally savvy, and insistent that writers of science be ruthlessly honest about their successes and failures. Its breadth and depth are impressive.”—Ken McAllister, University of Arizona
“Goldbort addresses writing across the entire enterprise of science. His book will be useful to students and faculty across a wide range of scientific disciplines.”—Mary Arthur, University of Kentucky
"Robert Goldbort calls for an even greater change in the practice of science: Write every scientific document so that intelligent outsiders could understand it. . . . His book, Writing for Science, attempts to bring together advice on every stage of process, from laboratory notes, memoranda, and abstracts to dissertations, grant proposals, and journal articles."—Peter Monaghan, Chronicle of Higher Education
“This comprehensive guide covers the wide range of writing that scientists typically do: undergraduate reports, dissertations, laboratory notes, abstracts, journal articles, and grant proposals.”—Science News