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Tumble Hitch

A Novel About Life in Science

Authors: Rørth, Pernille

  • Vividly portrays the world of top-level scientific research with a focus on science publishing
  • Author has been active scientist, has led research labs and has been Editor-in-Chief of an important journal in the field of biomedicine
  • Includes an essay on the use and implications of narrative in scientific papers
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Jessie Aitkin, the long-time Editor-in-Chief of a leading life sciences journal, receives a fantastic job offer. A young animal rights activist requests an interview with her husband, Peter Dahl, a research scientist at a prestigious institute. An unexpected revelation sets in motion a series of events that shifts the course of their careers and their relationship.

In this novel, another page turner by the author of Raw Data: A Novel on Life in Science (Springer 2016), enthusiasm for basic research and for how science is – and could be – communicated combine in a thoughtful reflection on the impact of ambition on personal relationships.

In a non-technical appendix, the author discusses the use of narrative in scientific papers and considers alternative modes of science publishing, one of which is featured in the novel. Storytelling in science has the potential to enhance communication, but may also have unintended consequences. This novel and the appendix explore these timely and important issues for the scientific community.

About the authors

Pernille Rørth holds a PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics. She has led research labs in the US, Europe and Asia, including the Carnegie Institution for Science (Dept. Embryology) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). With 25 years’ experience as an active scientist, she is the senior author of numerous research articles. She also served as Executive Editor (Editor-in-Chief) of The EMBO Journal for 5 years. Her first two novels are entitled Raw Data and Severe Penalties.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tumble Hitch
Book Subtitle
A Novel About Life in Science
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97364-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97364-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-97363-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 184
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