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Author Kearns, Faith, 1973- author.

Title Getting to the heart of science communication : a guide to effective engagement / Faith Kearns.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 255 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253).
Contents pt. I The Evolution of Science Communication -- ch. 1 Science Communication from the Ground Up -- ch. 2 Science Communication Careers Today -- ch. 3 Navigating Facts and Feelings in Science Communication -- pt. II The Tools of Science Communication -- ch. 4 Relating -- ch. 5 Listening -- ch. 6 Working with Conflict -- ch. 7 Understanding Trauma -- pt. III The Future of Science Communication -- ch. 8 Equitable, Inclusive, and Just Science Communication -- ch. 9 Self-Care and Collective Care -- ch. 10 What More Is Possible?.
Summary "Science communication is a popular topic and there is no shortage of books on how to do it effectively. But this book has a unique hook, specifically not only how to make science findings understandable, palatable, and meaningful to a skeptical public but how to communicate emotional topics that directly affect the lives of individuals, such as natural disasters, climate-related issues, and disease outbreaks. Although most scientists have no problem presenting data and results, they are increasingly unprepared to tackle scientific issues that have become deeply polarized. The premise of this book is that it is no longer enough to focus on telling a good story and communicating a topic clearly; it requires relationship skills as well-"emotional intelligence" that allows scientists to navigate their own and other people's thoughts, feelings, and opinions. The book includes a deep dive into topic of social justice and how that affects scientists who are women, people of color, or alternative genders"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Communication in science.
Communication of technical information.
Communication in science.
Communication of technical information.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kearns, Faith, 1973- Getting to the heart of science communication. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2021] 1642830747 (OCoLC)1206228477
ISBN 9781642830750 (electronic book)
1642830755 (electronic book)
9781642830743 (paperback)
1642830747 (paperback)