Eloquent Science evolved from a workshop aimed at offering atmospheric science students formal guidance in communications, tailored for their eventual scientific careers. Drawing on advice from over twenty books and hundreds of other sources, this volume presents informative and often humorous tips for writing scientific journal articles, while also providing a peek behind the curtain into the operations of editorial boards and publishers of major journals. The volume focuses on writing, reviewing, and speaking and is aimed at the domain of the student or scientist at the start of her career. The volume offers tips on poster presentations, media communication, and advice for non-native speakers of English, as well as appendices on proper punctuation usage and commonly misunderstood meteorological concepts. A further reading section at the end of each chapter suggests additional sources for the interested reader, and sidebars written by experts in the field offer diverse viewpoints on reference topics.
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David M. Schultz is professor of experimental meteorology in the Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He has published on a wide range of topics in the field and is chief editor of the Monthly Weather Review, cofounder and assistant editor for the Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, associate editor for Atmospheric Science Letters, and a member of the editorial board of Geophysica.Review:
“This book is amazingly complete, even conveying insider information about how things work that will allow everyone to be more active and productive members of our profession.”
(Daphne LaDue, Director, National Weather Center Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, University of Oklahoma)
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