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Science Communication: An Introduction

Written by experts and practitioners in the field

World Scientific

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Communication about science is more than 'giving the facts'. In times of global challenges, rapid technological developments and information overload, effective science communication interventions need to be carefully thought through and designed.

Science Communication: An Introduction, is a concise, coherent and easily readable textbook about the field of science communication, connecting the practice of science communicators with theory. In the book, recent trends and shifts in the field resonate, such as the transition from telling about science to interacting with the public and the importance of science communication in health and environmental communication. The chapters have been written by experts in their disciplines, coming from philosophy of science and communication studies to health communication and science journalism. Cases from around the world illustrate science communication in practice.

The book provides a broad, up-to-date and coherent introduction to science communication for both, students of science communication and related fields, as well as professionals. Each chapter may be read as a standalone and in any order.

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This book retails for US$58 / £50 (hardback). To order or know more about the book, visit https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/11541.

About the Editors

The editors, Frans van Dam, Liesbeth de Bakker (Utrecht University), Anne M. Dijkstra (University of Twente) and Eric A. Jensen (Institute for Methods Innovation) are experienced lecturers, specialising in the areas of science communication, public engagement and sociology. The motivation behind writing this book is that the practice of science communication can be improved substantially, by connecting it with theory. In this way science communicators from around the world can learn from each other, despite of the great diversity of cultural contexts.

About World Scientific Publishing Co.

World Scientific Publishing is a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation and US National Academies Press to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. The company publishes about 600 books and over 140 journals in various fields annually. To find out more about World Scientific, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com.

For more information, contact Jessica Clot at jclot@wspc.co.uk.

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