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Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant—from straight-forward descriptive words like “sweet” and “fragrant”, colorful metaphors like “ostentatious” and “brash”, to the more ... More


The Scientific Voice

Alan Kelly

in How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter is focused on the way in which scientists write, and the key characteristics that must describe their writing (i.e., clarity and avoidance of unnecessary complexity). The “voice” used in ... More


Self‐Promotion and Self‐Effacement in Plutarch's Table Talk

Jason König

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the tension between self-assertion and self-effacement in Plutarch's self-representation in the Table Talk. It opens with a survey of uses of the first person in other ancient ... More


Communicating Epidemiologic Findings

Michael B. Gregg

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Effective communication is one of the skills of a field epidemiologist. This chapter deals with some of the elements of both written and oral communication skills. It discusses the writing of an ... More


How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Alan Kelly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

What is scientific research? It is the process by which we learn about the world. For this research to have an impact, and positively contribute to society, it needs to be communicated to those who ... More


What Does a Scientific Paper Say?

Alan Kelly

in How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter looks at how and when a group of researchers decide the time is right to write a paper, the reasons for writing a paper, and what the paper must say. Key characteristics of a scientific ... More


Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Paul Turner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book continues the story of English literature through most of the Victorian period — a period that in religion and politics, science and technology, social life and its physical environment, ... More


About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Jutta Schickore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically is a long-term history of scientists’ methodological discussions about experimentation in the life sciences. It ... More


Introduction

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the purpose and scope of the book. Victorian scientific and spiritualist writings often overlapped when describing how voices might linger beyond the ... More


Epilogue: New Mythologies of the Ancient Earth

in The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226616681
eISBN:
9780226616704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author, beginning with a review of late Victorian narratives of earth history. It then discusses how the historical significance of early ... More


Fragmentation and Modularity

Jutta Schickore

in About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early twentieth century, venom research migrated into the domain of protein and enzyme studies. Venom researchers consciously drew on new analytic techniques and approaches from research on ... More


Poetry, Science and the Contemporary University

Robert Crawford

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes how the institutional context of contemporary university influences contemporary poets who teach literature and creative writing. It suggests that because the study of ... More


The Introduction of Arabic Words in Medieval British Latin Scientific Writings

Charles Burnett

in Latin in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Latin was the key language for scientific discourse in writing in medieval Britain. It frequently had need of new terminology to capture new developments within the various fields. Arabic sources ... More


Proceedings and the Public: How a Commercial Genre Transformed Science

Alex Csiszar

in Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did learned societies come to be closely associated with journal publishing and what were the consequences of this development? This chapter locates this shift in the emergence of “Proceedings” ... More


Writing and Reviewing Measurement Studies

Brian E. Perron and David F. Gillespie

in Key Concepts in Measurement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855483
eISBN:
9780190235963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855483.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A variety of resources exist that guide researchers on the empirical aspects of measurement issues, with a focus on factor analysis. These resources are helpful for promoting rigorous research, ... More


The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann

Helen Small

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the perceived antagonism between literature and science, focusing on the poetry of immunologist Miroslav Holub and chemist Roald Hoffmann. It discusses Holub's scientific ... More


Overview of the Journal Article

Marin S Robinson, Fredricka L Stoller, Molly Constanza-Robinson, and James K Jones

in Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and Resource

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367423
eISBN:
9780197562437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367423.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

This chapter introduces the journal article module. The chapter describes some of the defining characteristics of a journal article while emphasizing ... More


Exoplanet Systems and Their Stars

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

This chapter highlights the amazing diversity of exoplanet worlds: planets can orbit neutron stars and giant stars, evaporate in the heat of their stars or have deep oceans, and may suffer from ... More


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