Nicholas Russell, "Communicating Science: Professional, Popular, Literary"
2009 | ISBN: 0521113830, 0521131723 | 348 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
In recent years governments and scientific establishments have been encouraging the development of professional and popular science communication. This book critically examines the origin of this drive to improve communication, and discusses why simply improving scientists' communication skills and understanding of their audiences may not be enough. Written in an engaging style, and avoiding specialist jargon, this book provides an insight into science's place in society by looking at science communication in three contexts: the professional patterns of communication among scientists, popular communication to the public, and science in literature and drama.