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Flattering review in Polar Research

May 11, 2011 by  
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Kevin R. Wood of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, has written a flattering review in Polar Research. Here are some excerpts. …at the time of my first reading of Eloquent science, I was rewriting a paper that had not, shall we say, passed gracefully through the […]

Review in Weather

March 20, 2011 by  
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In the March 2011 issue of Weather, Bob Prichard, Editor, wrote a nice review of Eloquent Science, calling it “highly commendable.” That review can be read here. The issue with commas that Bob raised is referred to as the serial comma. The style of many American publishers is to use the serial comma, whereas the […]

Losing Your Way

December 17, 2010 by  
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This section is published in the October 2010 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 91, p. 1416.

Teaching Scientific Communication Skills – BAMS article

My experiences teaching a scientific communications laboratory course based on Eloquent Science is described in a recent article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Schultz, D. M., 2010: A university laboratory course to improve scientific communication skills. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1259–1266, ES25–34. Download the article here, along with its Electronic […]

Review in Progress in Physical Geography

October 27, 2010 by  
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I am wishing that more scientists would follow the advice given in David Schultz’s excellent new book. The chapters are short – around ten pages each, on average – and self-contained. Therefore, readers may dip into and out of particular chapters of interest, if they prefer not to read the whole book sequentially. One reason […]

Review in Progress in Physical Geography

October 6, 2010 by  
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Progress in Physical Geography has just published a review written by Dr. Paul Williams (Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading). In summary, I highly recommend this book. The author is well qualified, being both an expe- rienced leader of communications workshops and an award-winning journal editor. The writ- ing is clear (as you […]

Judging a book by its cover

September 16, 2010 by  
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I was pleased to see that Eloquent Science was one of six books selected for review by CAPjournal (CAP=Communicating Astronomy with the Public) as part of an article entitled “Reading about Science Communication.” The review, however, was a mixed bag. Following up from a communication workshop organised by the American Meteorological Society, this book is […]

CHOICE Reviews Online

August 10, 2010 by  
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Reprinted with permission from CHOICE http://www.cro2.org/, copyright by the American Library Association. 47-6207 Q223 2009-39865 CIP Science & Technology \ General Schultz, David M. Eloquent science: a practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist. American Meteorological Society, 2009. 412p bibl index; ISBN 9781878220912 pbk, $45.00. Reviewed in 2010jul CHOICE. Scientists often […]

Who are “the experts”?

August 1, 2010 by  
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One of the features of Eloquent Science is the “Ask the Experts” columns. (The idea for these sections came from a discussion with Prof. Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin.) I don’t say much about who these people are in the book, but you may be interested to know a little more. Y. Hancock is a […]

Writing is Like Forecasting

July 30, 2010 by  
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This section is published in the June 2010 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 91, p. 791.

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