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Scientific Papers and Presentations, Second Edition: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World

Scientific Papers and Presentations, Second Edition: Navigating Scientific Communication in Today's World
Author: Martha Davis
ISBN 13: 9780120884247
ISBN 10: 120884240
Edition: 2
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $42.95

For the second edition of SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS the text has been completely overhauled with references updated and new materials and new approaches incorporated into every chapter. A new chapter has been added dealing with communication issues of international students.

Communication skills are among the qualities most prized by those who hire and promote scientists. A few of the benefits of this book include:
• Improving your skills for employability
• Increasing your confidence in oral communication
• Producing a thesis / journal article / proposal / review
• Making your visual aids and presentations more effective
• Constructing posters for scientific meetings

Convenient, easy-to-use chapters and written in a conversational tone, this book provides practical instruction for ▪ 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 ▪ Relating science to the lay audience ▪

About the author:
The author, Martha Davis, has dedicated the past twenty-five years to developing communication skills in hundreds of graduate-level scientists. She teaches Scientific Writing and Scientific Presentations classes and has reviewed and edited hundreds of scientific papers and presentations. This book stems from answering the questions that graduate students ask.

Scientific Papers and Presentations is an essential guide for all science graduates but especially those involved in Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Engineering or Health Sciences. The book can be used as a text for courses and seminars, plus it is also a valuable handy reference for anyone working in a scientific field.

Michael M. Ravitch

This is a guide to writing and communications. The first few chapters guide and explain in detail the organization of the communication, literature review, research proposal, and thesis; other chapters address editing and publishing, style, format, illustrations and tables, and types of communication. This book is intended to educate and assist beginning scientists in various forms of communication. The intended audience is science graduate students, but this guide would also be useful for undergraduate science students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral students, and science scholars early in their careers. This book provides numerous examples to illustrate educational objectives about communication. Brief examples are presented in each chapter and more detailed examples in the appendices. All figures and illustrations are well done and contribute to the purpose of this book. Useful references are provided. For its purpose, this book rests more on its didactic content than on references or illustrations, and the content is complete and excellent. This book is outstanding in its clarity and quality. Every section is highly readable, well organized, and concise. The author provides a clear rationale for the methods she advocates. The examples and explanations suffice to help a beginner to develop effective communication skills and to help more experienced scientists become more effective in their communications. Many alternative references are available, but this book would be my first choice for advanced college students or graduate students, including medical students and residents. The book itself is an outstanding example of effective written communication.