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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (Dec 13 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415925517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415925518
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book really shines when it tackles the specifics of science writing. The sections on scientific terms and symbols; technology terms; units of measurement; mathematical expressions; equations; and citations, notes, and references are invaluable for those who frequently deal with these issues.
–Bob Andrews,Technical Communication

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Science And Technical Writing: A Manual of Style, 2nd Edition offers writers and editors guidance on the full range of communication tasks -- from audience analysis to indexing. This indispensable resource provides both professionals and would-be professionals with the latest style guide for the field, including information on the more complex issues facing the sci-tech writer:
-- Designing on-screen information
-- Working with linked and archived web sources
-- Using specialized symbologies
-- Referencing for both paper and electronic communication products
-- Writing Global English
-- And much more

This authoritative guide covers the entire range of scientific and technical writing in virtually every medium. Science and Technical Writing is an essential tool for writers, editors, publishers, and anyone associated with the field.

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This is the best style guide for technical writing I have ever found. It gives more every day practical information than any of the other technical writing books and gives that information in a highly usable format.
My only complaint--my standard complaint about my reference books--is that the index is far less comprehensive than it ought to be. Given modern computer indexing capabilities, one would think authors and publishers could do a better job.
However, with this is one of the four essential books: 1. Strunk and White, Elements of Style, 2. Prentice Hall, Words Into Type, 3. Garner, A Dictionary of Modern American Usage (for the British tech writer, Fowler's Modern English Usage) and 4. Ruebens, Science and Technical Writing. With these four, a technical writer can handle almost any situation that arises. There are other books covering special fields that can be added, but these four will always be the bedrock.
If you are a professional technical writer or only an occasional one, you can't go wrong having this book handy on your desktop.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa62a4a20) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0xa62cc9cc) out of 5 stars One of the four essential books for the technical writer March 11 2002
By Warren C. Norwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the best style guide for technical writing I have ever found. It gives more every day practical information than any of the other technical writing books and gives that information in a highly usable format.
My only complaint--my standard complaint about my reference books--is that the index is far less comprehensive than it ought to be. Given modern computer indexing capabilities, one would think authors and publishers could do a better job.
However, with this is one of the four essential books: 1. Strunk and White, Elements of Style, 2. Prentice Hall, Words Into Type, 3. Garner, A Dictionary of Modern American Usage (for the British tech writer, Fowler's Modern English Usage) and 4. Ruebens, Science and Technical Writing. With these four, a technical writer can handle almost any situation that arises. There are other books covering special fields that can be added, but these four will always be the bedrock.
If you are a professional technical writer or only an occasional one, you can't go wrong having this book handy on your desktop.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa62cca20) out of 5 stars where credit is due April 10 2008
By Padraig Cundelan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The second edition of this text makes many useful changes to the previous edition. Hopefully, readers WILL peruse the Preface. On page 36 of that section, there is a FULL explanation of the location and summarizing techniques that make this text extremely usable.
Yes, each chapter does begin with a bulleted list that catalogs the major sub-sections in that specific chapter. Second, the Table of Contents offers page numbers to major topical changes. Third, the Index (compiled by a former president of the American Society of Indexers) references each paragraph in the text.
So, there are multiple ways to find specific pieces of information by using one of three major location techniques: topical changes in the toc, paragraph references in the index, and chapter level tocs at the beginning of each chapter. The latter are NOT, as one reviewer suggests, simply bulleted lists.
I'm happy to see this book issued as a Kindle book and hope others find it useful as an addition to their professional library.
HASH(0xa62cce58) out of 5 stars Ehh Just OK May 15 2015
By MSE fanatic - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this text difficult to use on a regular bases. Yes it has a lot of useful content but searching through it and figuring out how this are organized is a pain. I ended up making use of the ACS: Styles Guide because its more aligned with the type of writing I do. If you can purchases this for a decent price then I would say it might be worth it.
HASH(0xa62cce40) out of 5 stars Easy to read and understaand the art of communication July 6 2014
By Michael T. Suderman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Easy to read and understaand the art of communication. I tell my students you might be the smartest person walking the planet, but if you can not communicate your observations and interpertations, then you are essentially illerate. A excellent reference guide.
HASH(0xa62cd2fc) out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed Feb. 21 2013
By Nancy E Doering - Published on Amazon.com
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I turned to amazon.com first when looking for a style manual for the engineering field. Found this, ordered it, and have used it often already. It is absolutely what I needed. So glad I found it.


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