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Published: 25 September 2008

312 Pages | 11 BW line, 8 BW half-tone, 2 plates


ISBN: 9780199552665

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Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Implications for public engagement and popular media

Edited by Richard Holliman, Elizabeth Whitelegg, Eileen Scanlon, Sam Smidt, and Jeff Thomas

Communicating Science in the Information Age

  • Supports the teaching and learning of contemporary science communication through core readings by drawing on current research in the field, and facilitating a research—teaching synergy.
  • All chapters are newly commissioned to provide an up-to-date perspective on issues facing science communication researchers.
  • Each chapter includes a section of 'further reading' and 'useful websites' to encourage students to engage with further sources beyond the core readings.
  • Explores various novel and traditional forms of science communication, focusing on developments apparent under two broad contemporary themes: public engagement and popular media.
  • Features both international and cross-cultural examples.
  • Chapters take a critical stance on the study of issues in science communication, providing readers with an engaging account of these important contemporary issues.

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