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A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

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A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers

Deborah Blum , Mary Knudson , Robin Marantz Henig, "A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers"
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (August 8, 2005) | ISBN: 0195174984 | 336 pages | PDF | 1,4 Mb

This is not a "field guide" in the sense of a reference or guidebook but a report from the field by more than 30 expert science writers from all disciplines. Each writes about his or her own area of expertise, often including a road map that shows how he or she ended up in a series of particularly interesting places, e.g., the New York Times, Science, and the President's Office of Technology. Somewhat similar to The New Science Journalists (LJ 4/15/95), although much more comprehensive, this well-written collection is full of interesting insights into professional science writing and serves as a valuable resource for current and would-be science writers. Collections emphasizing career planning, especially at institutions with programs in journalism, writing, and communication, should obtain this work. Nice for crossover collections between the liberal arts and the sciences as well.?Mark L. Shelton, Worcester, Mass.