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We leave our cars to mechanics--why shouldn't we leave science to scientists? Science critic Jane Gregory and chemist Steve Miller tear down our preconceptions about popular science education and erect a scaffolding on which to build new communication systems with Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility. This deeply thoughtful book explores the lengthy history of scientific mass communication and the various rationales for encouraging greater public understanding of research processes and results. From Copernicus to Carl Sagan, great thinkers have tried to explain not just the facts and theories produced by science, but the very work itself. Their reasons are enlightening and more often than not surprisingly self-serving, but Gregory and Miller are careful to maintain a tone of fairness throughout. What can we learn about the various forces of academia, government, business, and the media that have profoundly different interests in scientific communication, and how can we use this awareness to best help all the people and systems involved? Science in Public seeks to calmly observe and judge these forces, occasionally using case studies, like the mad cow madness that struck Europe in the waning days of the 20th century, to illustrate points. Any reader interested in science or education will find it a challenging and provocative work. --Rob Lightner


"Anyone in the business [of communicating science] who is unaware of the issues [that this book] discusses risks making a fool of themselves." -- New Scientist

"Even-handedness, comprehensiveness, and sheer accessibility make [this] an indispensable text." -- Nature

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Perseus Publishing; Reprint edition (August 21, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738203572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738203577
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,122,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent. The first two chapters are more a list of historical events and kind of dry, but it gets much better. Chapter 3 is my favorite thus far.
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