Book Launch of Craig Cormick’s The Science of Communicating Science

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The book launch of Craig Cormick’s The Science of Communicating Science To be launched by Dr Anna-Maria Arabia, CEO Aus Academy of Science

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Do you wish you knew how to better communicate science, without having to read several hundred academic papers and books on the topic?

Luckily Dr Craig Cormick has done this for you! This highly readable and entertaining book distils best practice research on science communication into accessible chapters, supported by case studies and examples. With practical advice on everything from messages and metaphors to metrics and ethics, you will learn what the public think about science and why, and how to shape scientific research into a story that will influence beliefs, behaviours and policies.

Published by CSIRO the book is essential reading for scientists, science communicators, and anybody dealing with complex issues that need better communicating to the public.

Dr Craig Cormick has over 30 years’ experience as a science communicator, working predominantly with contentious technologies such as biotechnologies and nanotechnology. He is an award-winning author of more than 25 books and has been widely published on drivers of attitudes to new technologies, including in publications of Nature and Cell. He has worked for several Australian Government agencies including CSIRO, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and Questacon. He has been President of the Australian Science Communicators and is a member of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach for the Nobel Prize-winning Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.“At last, a spirited, engaging, (cheeky), informed guide to one of the most important activities of our age. Get science communication right and you can make us a better world – and we certainly need one. This book is perfect for all: hopeful professionals, interested bystanders and those who just want to have fun. I read it TWICE.”- Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National's The Science Show

“In his guide to communicating science, Craig Cormick practices what he preaches: data instead of intuition, humour as a tool, stories as the medium. He illustrates how to communicate science in a way that generates lasting interest, rather than hype that inevitably disappoints or pomposity that keeps curiosity at bay.” - Dr Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist of Australia

This is the ultimate guide for all science communicators whether they be students, at the beginning of their career or seasoned practitioners. - Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science

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