Eloquent Science

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist

Authors: Schultz, David

  • Written by well-known author
  • Provides examples and step-by-step instructions
  • Comprehensive in scope
  • Focuses on selected topics
  • Provides a clear overview of the basics
  • Useful as a self-study guide
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About this book

What started out as a communications workshop tailored for undergraduate and graduate students in atmospheric science evolved into a book that will benefit scientists at any stage in their careers. Eloquent Science draws on Schultz’s experience as a journal editor and prolific writer, the insight of his colleagues, and the best advice from hundreds of sources. This must-have reference is loaded with tips for writing and reviewing scientific journal articles and creating and delivering scientific presentations, and features: Help for the entire writing process from planning to proofing, including dealing with writer’s block, creating effective figures, advice for non-native speakers of English, and an appendix of commonly misused scientific concepts; A peek behind the curtain into the operations of editorial boards and publishers of scientific journals—helpful whether writing your own review or responding to someone else’s; Guidance on getting your conference abstract accepted, making effective slides and poster presentations, and presenting with confidence; and sidebars written by experts on topics including citing others’ work, how to critique a scientific paper, answering questions at a conference, and communicating with the media. The result is the ultimate communications manual for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the atmospheric sciences and intersecting disciplines. Every student, teacher, and science department should have a copy.

About the authors

David M. Schultz is a professor of experimental meteorology in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, received his B.S. degree from M.I.T., his M.S. degree from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York. From 1996 to 2006, he worked for the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma. In 2001, he won the American Meteorological Society Editor’s Award for Monthly Weather Review. Presently, he is Chief Editor for Monthly Weather Review, cofounder and Assistant Editor for the Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, Associate Editor for Atmospheric Science Letters, and on the Editorial Board of Geophysica. He has published over 75 articles on dozens of topics in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, forecasting, and cloud and precipitation microphysics, as well as articles on scientific publishing and the cost of scientific conferences.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • The Process of Publishing Scientific Papers

    Schultz, David M.

    Pages 3-9

  • Should You Publish Your Paper? Questions to Ask Before You Begin Writing

    Schultz, David M.

    Pages 11-19

  • Writing an Effective Title

    Schultz, David M.

    Pages 21-27

  • The Structure of a Scientific Paper

    Schultz, David M.

    Pages 29-47

  • The Motivation to Write

    Schultz, David M.

    Pages 49-54

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-935704-03-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eloquent Science
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright Holder
American Meteorological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-935704-03-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-935704-03-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
440
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
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