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This chapter lays out the basic premise for this book, i.e. that poetry is an effective way to communicate science to a variety of different audiences. It also introduces the spectrum through which science is outwardly communicated, ranging from the dissemination of information (one-way) to the co-creation of knowledge (multi-way).

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Illingworth, S. (2022). Introduction. In: Science Communication Through Poetry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96829-8_1

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