Eloquent Science

The result is the ultimate communications manual for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the atmospheric sciences and intersecting disciplines. Every student, teacher, and science department should have a copy.

Author: David Schultz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781935704034

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Mary Grace Soccio. My writing could not please this kindhearted woman, no matter how hard I tried. Although Gifed and Talented seventh-grade math posed no problem for me, the same was not true for Mrs. Soccio’s English class. I was frustrated that my frst assignment only netted me a C. I worked harder, making re- sion afer revision, a concept I had never really put much faith in before. At last, I produced an essay that seemed the apex of what I was capable of wr- ing. Although the topic of that essay is now lost to my memory, the grade I received was not: a B?. “Te best I could do was a B??” Te realization sank in that maybe I was not such a good writer. In those days, my youthful hubris did not understand abouc t apacity bui- ing. In other words, being challenged would result in my intellectual growth— an academic restatement of Nietzsche’s “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Consequently, I asked to be withdrawn from Gifed and Talented English in the eighth grade.

Writing Science in Plain English

Because many problems with scientific writing are common to all disciplines and at all levels, these principles ... Schultz, D. M. Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist (The ...

Author: Anne E. Greene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226026404

Category: Science

Page: 137

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Scientific writing is often dry, wordy, and difficult to understand. But, as Anne E. Greene shows in Writing Science in Plain English,writers from all scientific disciplines can learn to produce clear, concise prose by mastering just a few simple principles. This short, focused guide presents a dozen such principles based on what readers need in order to understand complex information, including concrete subjects, strong verbs, consistent terms, and organized paragraphs. The author, a biologist and an experienced teacher of scientific writing, illustrates each principle with real-life examples of both good and bad writing and shows how to revise bad writing to make it clearer and more concise. She ends each chapter with practice exercises so that readers can come away with new writing skills after just one sitting. Writing Science in Plain English can help writers at all levels of their academic and professional careers—undergraduate students working on research reports, established scientists writing articles and grant proposals, or agency employees working to follow the Plain Writing Act. This essential resource is the perfect companion for all who seek to write science effectively.

Introducing English for Research Publication Purposes

Genre awareness and rhetorical appropriacy: Manipulation of information structure by NS and NNS scientists in the international ... Eloquent science: A practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist.

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000459050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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There has been growing scholarly research and interest in writing for academic publication over the past decade and the field of English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) has established itself as an important domain within English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This introductory volume provides a comprehensive view of what ERPP encompasses as a scholarly field, including its disciplinary boundaries, competing discourses within the field, research and practice paradigms, and future prospects for research and pedagogy in this field. The book portrays a multifaceted and nuanced picture of the discourses and discussions shaping and underlying ERPP as a scholarly field, focusing on key aspects of ERPP including: emergence and expansion of ERPP; key theoretical and methodological orientations framing ERPP research; writing for scholarly publication practices of EAL, Anglophone, and early-career scholars and graduate students; the pedagogy of ERPP and relevant international policies, practices, and initiatives; the advancement of digital technologies and the implications for ERPP; new directions in ERPP practice and research. This book is essential reading for students and scholars within the areas of applied linguistics, TESOL, and English for Academic Purposes.

Meteorology Today An Introduction to Weather Climate and the Environment

Schultz , David H. Eloquent Science : A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer , Speaker , and Atmospheric Scientist ( 2nd ed . ) . American Meteorological Society , Boston , MA , 2009 . Simmons , Kevin M. , and Daniel Sutter .

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357452721

Category: Nature

Page: 696

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Written by meteorologists C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson and grounded in the scientific method, METEOROLOGY TODAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT shows you how to observe, calculate and synthesize weather information as a scientist. Packed with engaging visuals, the 13th edition offers the latest information on climate change, ozone depletion, air quality, El Nino and other key topics as well as discussions of recent high-profile weather events, including droughts, heat waves, tornado outbreaks and hurricanes. Focus On boxes help you delve deeper into meteorological observation methods, environmental issues and more, while Weather Watch boxes highlight interesting weather facts and meteorological events. In addition, case studies give you direct access to academic and newsworthy papers on recent developments and meteorological trends. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Meteorology An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Fagan, Brian. e Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. Bloomsbury Press, London ... Schultz, David H. Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist ...

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337515399

Category: Nature

Page: 508

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ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY: AN INVITATION TO THE ATMOSPHERE, 8th Edition, is written by the most widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology, Donald Ahrens, together with a new coauthor -- meteorologist and award-winning science writer Robert Henson. Their ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly way allows both science and nonscience majors to visualize the principles of meteorology. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information, and recent weather and climate events are incorporated to enhance student interest. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Emerging Role of Geomedia in the Environmental Humanities

“Data-Driven Expansion of Dense Regions: A Cartographic Approach in Literary Geography. ... Schultz, David M. Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker and Atmospheric Scientist.

Author: Mark Terry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666913439


Page: 209

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This book provides the latest scholarship on the various methods and approaches being used by environmental humanists to incorporate geomedia into their research and analyses, examining how these new methodologies impact the production of knowledge in this field of study and promoting the impact of First Nation people perspectives.

The Semantic Web in Earth and Space Science Current Status and Future Directions

Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist (p. 440). AMS Books. [2] Bates, M. J. (1989). The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques for the Online Search Interface.

Author: T. Narock

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614995012

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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The geosciences are one of the fields leading the way in advancing semantic technologies. This book continues the dialogue and feedback between the geoscience and semantic web communities. Increasing data volumes within the geosciences makes it no longer practical to copy data and perform local analysis. Hypotheses are now being tested through online tools that combine and mine pools of data. This evolution in the way research is conducted is commonly referred to as e-Science. As e-Science has flourished, the barriers to free and open access to data have been lowered and the need for semantics has been heighted. As the volume, complexity, and heterogeneity of data resources grow, geoscientists are creating new capabilities that rely on semantic approaches. Geoscience researchers are actively working toward a research environment of software tools and interfaces to data archives and services with the goals of full-scale semantic integration beginning to take shape. The members of this emerging semantic e-Science community are increasingly in need of semantic-based methodologies, tools and infrastructure. A feedback system between the geo- and computational sciences is forming. Advances in knowledge modeling, logic-based hypothesis checking, semantic data integration, and knowledge discovery are leading to advances in scientific domains, which in turn are validating semantic approaches and pointing to new research directions. We present mature semantic applications within the geosciences and stimulate discussion on emerging challenges and new research directions.

Earth Observation Using Python

Eloquent science: A practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist. Boston, Mass: American Meteorological Society. Smith, N., R.B. Esmaili, C. D. Barnet, G. J. Frost, S. A. McKeen, M. K. Trainer, ...

Author: Rebekah B. Esmaili

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119606918

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Learn basic Python programming to create functional and effective visualizations from earth observation satellite data sets Thousands of satellite datasets are freely available online, but scientists need the right tools to efficiently analyze data and share results. Python has easy-to-learn syntax and thousands of libraries to perform common Earth science programming tasks. Earth Observation Using Python: A Practical Programming Guide presents an example-driven collection of basic methods, applications, and visualizations to process satellite data sets for Earth science research. Gain Python fluency using real data and case studies Read and write common scientific data formats, like netCDF, HDF, and GRIB2 Create 3-dimensional maps of dust, fire, vegetation indices and more Learn to adjust satellite imagery resolution, apply quality control, and handle big files Develop useful workflows and learn to share code using version control Acquire skills using online interactive code available for all examples in the book The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals. Find out more about this book from this Q&A with the Author

Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Geography

... Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist. Ifan D.H. Shepherd is Professor of GeoBusiness at Middlesex University Business School, where he is Director of its DBA programme.

Author: Helen Walkington

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788116497

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a novel synthesis of international research, evidence-based practice and personal reflections to offer an overview of the current state of knowledge in the field of teaching geography in higher education. Chapters cover the three key transitions – into, through, and out of higher education – to present a thorough analysis of the topic.

Weather and Society

He is the author of Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist published by the American Meteorological Society in 2009. His blog includes numerous helpful hints.

Author: Eve Gruntfest

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470669846

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches provides the first interdisciplinary approach to the subject of weather and society. This guide to the evolving set of problem-solving approaches to weather’s societal issues successfully integrates social science’s techniques, concepts and methodologies into meteorological research and practice. Drawing especially on the work of the WAS*IS workshops (Weather and Society * Integrated Studies), this important reference offers a framework for starting to understand how the consideration of societal impacts can enhance the scientific disciplines that address the scope and impacts of weather, particularly meteorology. Filled with tools, concepts, case studies and helpful exercises, this resource: Lays the groundwork for conducting interdisciplinary work by learning new strategies and addressing typical challenges Identifies leaders of the movement to integrate social science and meteorology and highlights their contributions Includes discussion of such tools as Geographic Information Systems, survey design, focus groups, participatory research and interviewing techniques and concepts Reveals effective integrated research and applications though real-world examples in a global context Helps to identify ways to pursue research, application, and educational opportunities for integrated weather-society work Weather and Society is a hands-on guide for academics, students and professionals that offers a new approach to the successful integration of social science concepts and methodologies into the fabric of meteorological research and practice.