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An essential guide for scientists at all levels
on August 8, 2013
I have a wide shelf of books on writing, but Writing Science in Plain English stands out from the rest. I believe it is an essential resource for all scientists and students. Everyone who writes about science needs to focus on the essentials of good communication, and Greene strikes gold with her approach: she presents material that science writers can actually use. So many times books on writing give long anecdotes and background that readers need to wade through to get to the author's advice, but the format of this book mirrors the brevity and clarity that are the goals of good science writing. Greene gets right to the point, and provides useful information that can be employed easily and immediately. It will earn a place alongside Strunk and White on the shelf of every serious science writer.