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Don"t be such a scientist talking substance in an age of style by Randy Olson

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Published by Island Press in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Communication in science,
  • Science in motion pictures

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Randy Olson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ223 .O47 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23174596M
ISBN 101597265632
ISBN 109781597265638
LC Control Number2009007081

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Do be the voice of science. He begins his book with a captivating story: a marine biologist goes to Hollywood and is shredded by an acting teacher for being incapable of raw emotion. Most scientists will get a good chuckle out of this narrative and will relate to Olson’s culture shock. Taking a title from his ex wife’s admonishment Randy Olsen produces a book that is a must read (but likely to miss 1/3) by all scientists. This book is a must read as it addresses a serious concern: that the general public is getting further and further away from accepting the information presented to them from scientists and academics, and as a result the political powers that be /5. Don't Be SUCH A Scientist is something of a mix between the two. It uses Randy's experiences in Hollywood (and a few in academia) to explain how scientists are failing to connect with the public.   In Don't Be Such a Scientist, he shares the secrets of talking substance in an age of style. The key, he argues, is to stay true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial, more irrational, and ultimately more human.

Buy Don't Be Such a Scientist (): Talking Substance in an Age of Style: NHBS - Randy Olson, Island Press5/5(1). Don’t Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition is a cutting and irreverent manual to making your voice heard in an age of attacks on science. Invaluable for anyone looking to break out of the boxes of academia or research, Olson’s writing will inspire readers to “make science human”—and to enjoy the ride along the way. Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition is a cutting and irreverent manual to making your voice heard in an age of attacks on science. Invaluable 4/5(11). In Don't Be Such a Scientist, he shares the secrets of talking substance in an age of style. The key, he argues, is to stay true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial.

Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style: : Olson, Randy: Libros en idiomas extranjeros/5(43).   "Don't Be Such a Scientist is a stinging critique, yet it's also a funny, heart-felt account of one scientist's efforts to make non-scientists care about the natural world."--Carl Zimmer, author of "Microcosm" and the award-winning science blog The Loom About the Author. Randy Olson earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and became a professor /5(43).   Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson talks about his new book, "Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style." The book draws on his 30 year journey from being a tenured.   Don't Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style is a book published by Island Press written by scientist -turned- filmmaker Randy Olson, Ph.D. which arises from a talk of the same title Olson gave to science audiences at universities and museums for five years preceding its by: