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Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals / Edition 3
     

Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals / Edition 3

by Robert A. Day, Nancy Sakaduski
 

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ISBN-10: 0313391947

ISBN-13: 9780313391941

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.

• Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts

• Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book

Overview

This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.

• Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts

• Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book

• Incorporates a wide variety of quotations to provide humor, make points, or reinforce key concepts

• Includes an entire chapter on electronic media as well as new material on self-editing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313391941
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,232,490
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Principles of Scientific Writing 1

2 Kinds of Writing 7

3 Writing Style 11

4 The English Language 21

5 Grammar 25

6 Words 35

7 Name Words (Nouns and Pronouns) 45

8 Action Words (Verbs) 57

9 Descriptive Words (Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles) 61

10 Function Words (Conjunctions, Prepositions, and Interjections) 69

11 Prefixes and Suffixes 75

12 Redundancies and Jargon 81

13 Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms 89

14 Phrases 97

15 Clauses 103

16 Sentences 109

17 Paragraphs 121

18 Voice, Person, and Tense 125

19 Punctuation 131

20 Writing for Electronic Media 157

Glossary 169

Appendix 1 Principles of Punctuation Presented Plainly 175

Appendix 2 Problem Words and Expressions 185

Appendix 3 Words and Expressions to Avoid 205

Notes 217

Index 219

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