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Preface Acknowledgments 1 Writing in science 2 Science writing as story telling 3 Making a story sticky 4 Story Structure 5 The Opening 6 The Funnel: connecting O and C 7 The Challenge 8 The Action 9 The Resolution 10 Internal Structure 11 Paragraphs 12 Sentences 13 Developing flow 14 Energizing writing 15 Words 16 Condensing 17 Putting it all together: real editing 18 Dealing with limitations 19 Writing global science 20 Writing for the public 21 Resolution App. A: My Answers to Exercises App. B: Resources

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Joshua Schimel is Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Professor Professor of Soil and Ecosystem Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a leading environmental scientist, studying how soil processes regulate ecosystems and the earth's climate. He has authored over 100 papers and has served on panels for the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other agencies.


"The book is well produced ... [and] could form a solid basis for a scientific writing course." --Ecology

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