Communicating Science Effectively handbook reviewed

Communicating Science Effectively Handbook cover'Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements' was published in August 2006. Based on the content of our Science Communication Course, it includes an introduction to the principles of science communication - what effective science communication is, why it is important, and how to do it. A recent review in Bulletin of Marine Science 80(2), 441-442 (March 2007) describes the handbook as a "...much needed and recommended addition to the library of any science student or professional, government agency or educational institution". The reviewer states that the authors have "...done a first-rate job explaining how good science communication requires attention to both the science and the presentation", and was "...delighted to see the many steps the authors took ... to make their case ... that good communication can actually make you a better scientist".