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Not sure how to start your career as a science writer, or how to take your existing career to the next level? The Science Writers’ Handbook is here to help. In this essential guide, 35 leading science writers share their hard-won wisdom and illuminating stories, going beyond the basics to cover everything else you need to survive and thrive as a science writer.
The best guide for teaching and learning effective science writing, this second edition of A Field Guide for Science Writers improves on the classic first edition with a wider range of topics, a new slate of writers, and an up-to-date exploration of the most stimulating and challenging issues in science.
In this collection of essays, nationally known science writers Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, and Robin Marantz Henig assemble the best science writers working today to explain what they do and how to do it well.
Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today have infested the globe, the common bed bug is not a new pest at all.
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result.
Science writer Matt Bille makes his first foray into fiction with this tale of ancient folklore come to life.
Combining classic horror with a police procedural, The Dolmen begins when attorney Julie Sperling's fiancée is murdered while researching a controversial museum exhibit. She calls on her ex-lover, writer Greg Preston,for support.
Shadows of Existence presents recent stories of discoveries, rediscoveries, and mysteries in zoology for a general audience.
The age of discovery in zoology is not over. Far from it: description rates for most vertebrate and invertebrate families are trending up, not down. From the tropical bottlenose whale to the Vu Quang ox to a new order of insects and new species of birds, sharks, and octopi, new finds keep popping up.
The First Space Race reveals the inside story of an epic adventure with world-altering stakes. From 1955 to 1958, American and Soviet engineers battled to capture the world’s imagination by successfully launching the world’s first satellite.
The race to orbit featured two American teams led by rival services — the Army and the Navy — and a Soviet effort so secret that few even knew it existed. This race ushered in the Space Age with a saga of science, politics, technology, engineering, and human dreams.
Medical writing has been described as one of the top interesting 6-figure jobs. It is a perfect career change for scientists and doctors who want to work at home and enjoy a better work-life balance. This series of books will help people get started in freelance medical writing. It can also be used a resource for the many online programs now teaching medical writing. These books cover the materials of Dr. Hitt Nichols' 6-Week Course, "Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Freelance Medical Writing Business."
It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year — more than all other natural disasters combined.