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Eloquent Science

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

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  • 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

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Participating in Peer Review

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223
    2. Editors and Peer Review

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 225-228
    3. Writing a Review

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 229-241
    4. Responding to Reviews

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 243-250
  2. Preparing and Delivering Scientific Presentations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. How Scientific Meetings Work

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 253-258
    3. The Abstract and Extended Abstract

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 259-264
    4. Accessible Oral Presentations

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 265-272
    5. Constructing Effective Oral Presentations

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 273-290
    6. Delivering Compelling Oral Presentations

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 291-303
    7. Potent Poster Presentations

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 305-314
    8. Challenges to Delivering Your Presentation

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 315-320
  3. Communicating throughout Your Career

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 321-321
    2. Communication in the Workplace

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 323-328
    3. Communication with the Public and Media

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 329-334
    4. Furthering Your Journey

      • David M. Schultz
      Pages 335-341
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 343-412

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.

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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