The Craft of Scientific Writing

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441982884

Category: Science

Page: 298

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The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated fourth edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, this one has streamlined, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Finally, the new edition does a better job of explaining how to make the process of writing more efficient. From a review of the first edition: "A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips." –Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center

The Craft of Scientific Presentations

Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387225870

Category: Science

Page: 241

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This timely and hugely practical work provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. It also discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections. In particular, it looks at ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively.

Designing Science Presentations

A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More

Author: Matt Carter

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123859700

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions. Clear heading for each section indicates its message, highlighted with graphic illustrations Two summary paragraphs that complement the visual images and clearly discuss the main point Numerous examples of high-quality figures, page layouts, slides, posters, and web pages to help stimulate readers' ideas for their own presentations Numerous "before and after" examples to illustrate the contrast between poor and outstanding presentations

Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321601890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Peter Kenny

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1482228114

Category: Science

Page: 181

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A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers helps scientists and engineers improve their skills at speaking in public in the course of their professional activities. The book shows how best to prepare papers for presentation at a technical conference and how to put cases to committee meetings. Not only does the book deal with specific events, but it also provides the techniques of more effective speaking, whether presenting papers, answering questions, or speaking "off-the-cuff." The book is written in a highly entertaining manner and should put all complacent lecturers on their guard. This is essential reading for every scientist and engineer called upon to speak in public on technical matters.

Slide Rules

Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields

Author: Traci Nathans-Kelly,Christine G. Nicometo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118796098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A complete road map to creating successful technical presentations Planning a technical presentation can be tricky. Does the audience know your subject area? Will you need to translate concepts into terms they understand? What sort of visuals should you use? Will this set of bullets truly convey the information? What will your slides communicate to future users? Questions like these and countless others can overwhelm even the most savvy technical professionals. This full-color, highly visual work addresses the unique needs of technical communicators looking to break free of the bulleted slide paradigm. For those seeking to improve their presentations, the authors provide guidance on how to plan, organize, develop, and archive technical presentations. Drawing upon the latest research in cognitive science as well as years of experience teaching seasoned technical professionals, the authors cover a myriad of issues involved in the design of presentations, clearly explaining how to create slide decks that communicate critical technical information. Key features include: Innovative methods for archiving and documenting work through slides in the technical workplace Guidance on how to tailor presentations to diverse audiences, technical and nontechnical alike A plethora of color slides and visual examples illustrating various strategies and best practices Links to additional resources as well as slide examples to inspire on-the-job changes in presentation practices Slide Rules is a first-rate guide for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical specialists as well as anyone wishing to develop useful, engaging, and informative technical presentations in order to become an expert communicator. Find the authors at techartsconsulting.com or on Facebook at: SlideRulesTAC

Scientific Papers and Presentations

Author: Martha Davis,Kaaron Joann Davis,Marion Dunagan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847281

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide. Covers all aspects of communication for early scientists from research to thesis to presentations. Discusses how to use multi-media effectively in presentations and communication Includes an extensive appendices section with detailed examples for further guidance

Chemical Reactions and Chemical Reactors

Author: George W. Roberts

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471742201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Focused on the undergraduate audience, Chemical Reaction Engineering provides students with complete coverage of the fundamentals, including in-depth coverage of chemical kinetics. By introducing heterogeneous chemistry early in the book, the text gives students the knowledge they need to solve real chemistry and industrial problems. An emphasis on problem-solving and numerical techniques ensures students learn and practice the skills they will need later on, whether for industry or graduate work.

Statistical and Thermal Physics

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: M.D. Sturge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143986442X

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This book is based on many years of teaching statistical and thermal physics. It assumes no previous knowledge of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, or probability---the only prerequisites are an elementary knowledge of classical and modern physics, and of multivariable calculus. The first half of the book introduces the subject inductively but rigorously, proceeding from the concrete and specific to the abstract and general. In clear physical language the book explains the key concepts, such as temperature, heat, entropy, free energy, chemical potential, and distributions, both classical and quantum. The second half of the book applies these concepts to a wide variety of phenomena, including perfect gases, heat engines, and transport processes. Each chapter contains fully worked examples and real-world problems drawn from physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, electronics, and mechanical engineering.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

Author: Karl-Heinrich Grote,Erik K. Antonsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540491317

Category: Science

Page: 1580

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This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Writing Scientific Papers in English Successfully

Your Complete Roadmap

Author: Ethel Schuster Editor,Haim Levkowitz Editor,Osvaldo N Oliveira Jr Editor

Publisher: Hyprtek.Com, Incorporated

ISBN: 9788588533974

Category: Communication in science

Page: 194

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"Having to communicate in English is necessary in today's world. English is the lingua franca of science, and of the speedy communications we depend on, namely the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, crowdsourcing, and other information-sharing resources. The challenge to produce well-written papers is especially hard for non-native speakers of English, the majority of scientists around the world. Effective scientific writing requires both mastery of the English language and proficiency in the specific academic genre ... We have developed a strategy to tackle the problems faced by writers who are new to the scientific writing genre and style. This strategy can help both non-natives attempting to overcome the language barrier and native speakers of English ... This book is divided into two parts: the first part provides the theoretical foundations of scientific writing. The second part details the strategies, techniques, and tools that are at the heart of our approach"--Preface

Encountering Life in the Universe

Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology

Author: Chris Impey,Anna H. Spitz,William Stoeger

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528705

Category: Science

Page: 269

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Encountering Life in the Universe examines the intersection of scientific research and society to determine the philosophy and ethics of relating to the Earth and beyond.

Academic Slide Design

Visual Communication for Teaching and Learning

Author: Ann Fandrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998868202

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book offers a new vision and a new method for building more effective slides, starting with the lecture itself. Inside you'll find practical advice on white space, graphics, colors, fonts, composition, and more. Liberally illustrated with before and after examples, and enhanced with exercises you can work through on your own, this book is your companion for learning (or re-learning) visual techniques that will help students understand and remember content delivered during live lectures. Based on research in multimedia learning, universal design, visual perception, and graphic design, this book is not just about slides, it's about effective visual communication for teaching and learning in the twenty-first century.

The Origin of Brands

Discover the Natural Laws of Product Innovation and Business Survival

Author: Al Ries,Laura Ries

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060570148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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What Charles Darwin did for biology, Al and Laura Ries do for branding. In their exciting new book, The Origin of Brands, the Rieses take Darwin's revolutionary idea of evolution and apply it to the branding process. What results is a new and strikingly effective strategy for creating innovative products, building a successful brand, and, in turn, achieving business success. Here, the Rieses explain how changing conditions in the marketplace create endless opportunities to build new brands and accumulate riches. But these opportunities cannot be found where most people and most companies look. That is, in the convergence of existing categories like television and the computer, the cellphone and the Internet. Instead, opportunity lies in the opposite direction—in divergence. By following Darwin's brilliant deduction that new species arise from divergence of an existing species, the Rieses outline an effective strategy for creating and taking to market an effective brand. In The Origin of Brands, you will learn how to: Divide and conquer Exploit divergence Use the theories of survival of the firstest and survival of the secondest Harness the power of pruning Using insightful studies of failed convergence products and engaging success stories of products that have achieved worldwide success through divergence, the Rieses have written the definitive book on branding. The Origin of Brands will show you in depth how to build a great brand and will lead you to success in the high-stakes world of branding.

Dazzle 'Em With Style

The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation

Author: Robert RH Anholt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080461042

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Mastering the art of communicating scientific information is more critical than ever for a successful career in science and technology. Scientists today must be able to effectively convey sophisticated information to a broad audience that may include students, colleagues around the world, regulatory bodies, granting agencies, legislators, and the lay public. In this engaging and lively book, the author provides a step-by-step guide to the complete process of making a scientific presentation from preparation to delivery. It offers numerous examples highlighting what to follow and what to avoid. This revised edition covers the effective use of PowerPointTM and other computer-based presentation programs. It also includes a handy checklist, new illustrations, and tips on handling an audience in a foreign country.

The Formalisms of Quantum Mechanics

An Introduction

Author: Francois David

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319105396

Category: Science

Page: 157

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These lecture notes present a concise and introductory, yet as far as possible coherent, view of the main formalizations of quantum mechanics and of quantum field theories, their interrelations and their theoretical foundations. The “standard” formulation of quantum mechanics (involving the Hilbert space of pure states, self-adjoint operators as physical observables, and the probabilistic interpretation given by the Born rule) on one hand, and the path integral and functional integral representations of probabilities amplitudes on the other, are the standard tools used in most applications of quantum theory in physics and chemistry. Yet, other mathematical representations of quantum mechanics sometimes allow better comprehension and justification of quantum theory. This text focuses on two of such representations: the algebraic formulation of quantum mechanics and the “quantum logic” approach. Last but not least, some emphasis will also be put on understanding the relation between quantum physics and special relativity through their common roots - causality, locality and reversibility, as well as on the relation between quantum theory, information theory, correlations and measurements, and quantum gravity. Quantum mechanics is probably the most successful physical theory ever proposed and despite huge experimental and technical progresses in over almost a century, it has never been seriously challenged by experiments. In addition, quantum information science ha s become an important and very active field in recent decades, further enriching the many facets of quantum physics. Yet, there is a strong revival of the discussions about the principles of quantum mechanics and its seemingly paradoxical aspects: sometimes the theory is portrayed as the unchallenged and dominant paradigm of modern physical sciences and technologies while sometimes it is considered a still mysterious and poorly understood theory, waiting for a revolution. This volume, addressing graduate students and seasoned researchers alike, aims to contribute to the reconciliation of these two facets of quantum mechanics.

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Author: F Stuart Chapin III,Pamela A. Matson,Peter Vitousek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441995049

Category: Science

Page: 529

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Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Polymers From the Inside Out

An Introduction to Macromolecules

Author: Alan E. Tonelli,Mohan Srinivasarao

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 249

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An introduction to polymers and how they dominate our world Polymer science is concerned with the structure, synthesis, physical properties, and utility of polymers. Polymers are macromolecular building blocks used to construct natural and man-made materials. Polymers from the Inside Out: An Introduction to Macromolecules provides an all-encompassing introduction to polymers and how they affect the world. Offering a clear explanation of the unique properties exhibited by polymers, this book explores the detailed microstructures of polymers and their internal responses to stress and the environment. Polymers from the Inside Out appeals to a wide range of disciplines, including polymer, organic, materials, and physical chemistry, as well as textile science and engineering. Chapters include: * Physical properties unique to polymeric materials * Step-growth and chain-growth polymerizations * Microstructures of polymers * Conformational characteristics of polymers developed with the rotational isomeric states model * Solution and bulk properties of polymers * Biopolymers * Discussion questions appropriate for first- and second-semester polymer students at the end of every chapter Polymers from the Inside Out is designed to facilitate either a one-semester or two-semester course on polymers and is an essential resource for the practicing scientist.

Urban Environmental Education Review

Author: Alex Russ,Marianne E. Krasny

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501712780

Category: Education

Page: 330

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Urban Environmental Education Review explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster individual and community well-being and environmental quality in cities. It fosters novel educational approaches and helps debunk common assumptions that cities are ecologically barren and that city people don't care for, or need, urban nature or a healthy environment. Topics in Urban Environmental Education Review range from the urban context to theoretical underpinnings, educational settings, participants, and educational approaches in urban environmental education. Chapters integrate research and practice to help aspiring and practicing environmental educators, urban planners, and other environmental leaders achieve their goals in terms of education, youth and community development, and environmental quality in cities. The ten-essay series Urban EE Essays, excerpted from Urban Environmental Education Review, may be found here: naaee.org/eepro/resources/urban-ee-essays. These essays explore various perspectives on urban environmental education and may be reprinted/reproduced only with permission from Cornell University Press. Contributors Jennifer D. Adams, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Olivia M. Aguilar, Denison University; Shorna B. Allred, Cornell University; Daniel Fonseca de Andrade, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro; Scott Ashmann, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay; Dave Barbier, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; M'Lis Bartlett, University of Michigan; Michael Barnett, Boston College; Simon Beames, University of Edinburgh; Chew-Hung Chang, Nanyang Technological University; Tzuchau Chang, Taiwan Normal University; Louise Chawla, University of Colorado Boulder; Lewis Ting On Cheung, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Belinda Chin, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation; Polly L. Knowlton Cockett, Grassroutes Ethnoecological Association; Laura B. Cole, University of Missouri; Jason Corwin, Seneca Nation; Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Southern Cross University; Maria Daskolia, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell University Cooperative Extension; Victoria L. Derr, California State University, Monterey Bay; Giuliana Dettori, National Research Council of Italy; Bryce B. DuBois, Cornell University; Janet E. Dyment, University of Tasmania; Johanna Ekne, Ekne Ecology; Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm University; Johan Enqvist, Stockholm University; Mariona Espinet, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Ellen Field, James Cook University; Rebecca L. Franzen, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; David A. Greenwood, Lakehead University; Randolph Haluza-DeLay, King's University, Edmonton; Marna Hauk, Prescott College and Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies; Joe E. Heimlich, The Ohio State University; Alexander Hellquist, Uppsala University; Cecilia P. Herzog, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Yu Huang, Beijing Normal University; Hilary Inwood, University of Toronto; Marianna Kalaitsidaki, University of Crete; Matthew S. Kaplan, Pennsylvania State University; Chankook Kim, Korea National University of Education; Hiromi Kobori, Tokyo City University; Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, University of British Columbia; Jada Renee Koushik, University of Saskatchewan; Marianne E. Krasny, Cornell University; Shelby Gull Laird, Stephen F. Austin State University; John Chi-Kin Lee, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Raul P. Lejano, New York University; Mary Leou, New York University; Kendra Liddicoat, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Shih-Tsen Nike Liu, University of Taipei; David Maddox, The Nature of Cities; Karen Malone, Western Sydney University; Mapula Priscilla Masilela, Rhodes University; Elizabeth P. McCann, Antioch University New England; Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan; Timon McPhearson, The New School; Sanskriti Menon, Centre for Environment Education; Denise Mitten, Prescott College; Martha C. Monroe, University of Florida; Timon McPhearson, The New School; Mutizwa Mukute, Rhodes University; Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University; John Nzira, Ukuvuna-Urban Farming Projects; Lausanne Olvitt, Rhodes University; Illène Pevec, Fat City Farmers; Felix Pohl, Independent Sustainability Consultancy; Andrew Rudd, UN-Habitat; Alex Russ (Alexey Kudryavtsev), Cornell University; Tania M. Schusler, Loyola University Chicago; Soul Shava, University of South Africa; Philip Silva, Cornell University; Nonyameko Zintle Songqwaru, Rhodes University; Marc J. Stern, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Robert B. Stevenson, James Cook University; Erika S. Svendsen, USDA Forest Service; Geok Chin Ivy Tan, Nanyang Technological University; Cynthia Thomashow, IslandWood and Antioch University Seattle; Mitchell Thomashow, Philanthropy Northwest; Arjen E. J. Wals, Wageningen University; Kumara S. Ward, Western Sydney University; Robert Withrow-Clark, Butte College; Wanglin Yan, Keio University

Mathematical Methods

For Students of Physics and Related Fields

Author: Sadri Hassani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038721562X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 659

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Intended to follow the usual introductory physics courses, this book contains many original, lucid and relevant examples from the physical sciences, problems at the ends of chapters, and boxes to emphasize important concepts to help guide students through the material.