Skip to main content
  • Book
  • © 2009

Eloquent Science

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist

Authors:

  • Written by well-known author

  • Provides examples and step-by-step instructions

  • Comprehensive in scope

  • Focuses on selected topics

  • Provides a clear overview of the basics

  • Useful as a self-study guide

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-935704-03-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Writing and Publishing Scientific Research Papers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Process of Publishing Scientific Papers

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 3-9
    3. Writing an Effective Title

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 21-27
    4. The Structure of a Scientific Paper

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 29-47
    5. The Motivation to Write

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 49-54
    6. Brainstorm, Outline, and First Draft

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 55-58
    7. Accessible Scientific Writing

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 59-64
    8. Constructing Effective Paragraphs

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 65-74
    9. Constructing Effective Sentences

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 75-86
    10. Using Effective Words and Phrases

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 87-102
    11. Figures, Tables, and Equations

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 103-142
    12. Citations and References

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 143-155
    13. Editing and Finishing UP

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 157-174
    14. Authorship and Its Responsibilities

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 175-181
    15. Scientific Ethics and Misconduct

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 183-190
    16. Page Proofs, Publication, and Life Thereafter

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 203-207

About this book

What started out as a communications workshop tailored for undergraduate and graduate students in atmospheric science evolved into a book that will benefit scientists at any stage in their careers. Eloquent Science draws on Schultz’s experience as a journal editor and prolific writer, the insight of his colleagues, and the best advice from hundreds of sources. This must-have reference is loaded with tips for writing and reviewing scientific journal articles and creating and delivering scientific presentations, and features: Help for the entire writing process from planning to proofing, including dealing with writer’s block, creating effective figures, advice for non-native speakers of English, and an appendix of commonly misused scientific concepts; A peek behind the curtain into the operations of editorial boards and publishers of scientific journals—helpful whether writing your own review or responding to someone else’s; Guidance on getting your conference abstract accepted, making effective slides and poster presentations, and presenting with confidence; and sidebars written by experts on topics including citing others’ work, how to critique a scientific paper, answering questions at a conference, and communicating with the media. The result is the ultimate communications manual for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the atmospheric sciences and intersecting disciplines. Every student, teacher, and science department should have a copy.

Keywords

  • Communications
  • Journal
  • Journal Articles
  • Motivation
  • Posters
  • Public Speaking
  • Storm
  • Wissenschaftliche Publikation
  • Writing
  • communication
  • editing
  • learning and instruction

About the author

David M. Schultz is a professor of experimental meteorology in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, received his B.S. degree from M.I.T., his M.S. degree from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York. From 1996 to 2006, he worked for the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma. In 2001, he won the American Meteorological Society Editor’s Award for Monthly Weather Review. Presently, he is Chief Editor for Monthly Weather Review, cofounder and Assistant Editor for the Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, Associate Editor for Atmospheric Science Letters, and on the Editorial Board of Geophysica. He has published over 75 articles on dozens of topics in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, forecasting, and cloud and precipitation microphysics, as well as articles on scientific publishing and the cost of scientific conferences.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-935704-03-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout