Science in Public
Communication, Culture, and Credibility
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Science in Public by Jane Gregory
Book DescriptionDoes the general public need to understand science? And if so, is it scientists' responsibility to communicate? Critics have argued that, despite the huge strides made in technology, we live in a "scientifically illiterate" society--one that thinks about the world and makes important decisions without taking scientific knowledge into account. But is the solution to this "illiteracy" to deluge the layman with scientific information? Or does science news need to be focused around specific issues and organized into stories that are meaningful and relevant to people's lives? In this unprecedented, comprehensive look at a new field, Jane Gregory and Steve Miller point the way to a more effective public understanding of science in the years ahead.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738203577
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Fred Hoyle's Universe, Hardback (May 2005)
Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in the nuclei of stars. This book tells the story of one of the twentieth century's most distinguished and controversial scientists.
Bringing up a Challenging Child at Home, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Jane Gregory
Jane Gregory's daughter Chrissy exhibits behaviour which people find challenging - screaming fits, stripping off her clothes and violent outbursts. As an adult she was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder and autism. Jane offers practical advice for other parents, and explains how she got the right support and effective treatment.
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Author Biography - Jane Gregory
Jane Gregory is Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London. Steve Miller has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and is currently Reader in Science Communication and Planetary Science at University College, London. Jane Gregory is Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London.
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