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Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers and Students (Routledge Study Guides)

 
 
 
 
Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers and Students (Routledge Study Guides)
Author: Robert Barrass
ISBN 13: 9780415269964
ISBN 10: 415269962
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2002-07-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $41.95
 
 

Good writing and communication skills are essential in many areas of science and engineering, to help observation, thinking and remembering, to organize work and to avoid stress. Written by a scientist for scientists, this book is much more than a textbook of English grammar — it is a valuable source of information for all aspects of writing in scientific and technical situations.

The only book focusing on the ways in which writing is important to the scientific community, this book assists readers on:

* how to write and choice of words
* using numbers and illustrations
* writing project reports, theses and papers for publication
* giving a short talk or presentation.

The new edition of Scientists Must Write has been fully revised and updated to take account of the changes in information and communications technology including word processing and information storage and retrieval; new appendices on punctuation, spelling and computers; and useful exercises to improve writing.

This popular guide will be of great use to undergraduates, postgraduates, professional scientists and engineers.

Booknews

Science students and professionals will benefit from this no-nonsense guide to writing. Barrass (U. of Sunderland, UK) describes the ways writing is important in science, the characteristics of scientific writing, and how to create clear tables and illustrations. Several chapters provide detailed instruction in putting one's thoughts to words and developing good writing habits. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR