Review by Rachel Zelkowitch of the book Communicating science: professional, popular, literary, written by Nicholas Russel, professor of science communication at Imperial College London. The book review was published in Science News magazine.
Books about science communication typically start from the premise that communication is important and proceed to tell scientists how to do it better. Russell’s book departs from that tradition to analyze the history of such communication and look at how views of its importance have changed over time. The result is a fascinating exploration of past and current trends… Read more