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Main Title Don't be such a scientist : talking substance in an age of style /
Author Olson, Randy,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 286479843
ISBN 9781597265638; 1597265632
Subjects Communication in science ; Science in motion pictures ; research ; human behaviour ; psychological factors ; Kommunikation ; Wissenschaft ; Forskningsinformation ; Motion Pictures as Topic ; Kommunikation--(DE-588)4031883-7 ; Wissenschaft--(DE-588)4066562-8
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  Q223.O47 2009 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/05/2012 STATUS
EIAM  Q223.O47 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/31/2011 STATUS
EJAM  Q223.O47 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/16/2016 DISPERSAL
EKBM  Q223.O47 2009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/16/2014
EOAM  Q223.O47 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 05/24/2010
Collation vii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index. "Randy Olson selected filmography": pages 187-188.
Contents Notes
Is the American public really ready for science? And is the world of science ready for the American public? Scientists wear ragged clothes, forget to comb their hair, and speak in a language that even they don't understand. Or so people think. Most scientists don't care how they are perceived, but in our media-dominated age, style counts. Enter Randy Olson. Fifteen years ago, marine biologist Olson bid farewell to the science world and shipped off to Hollywood ready to change the world. With his films, he has tried to bridge the cultural divide that has too often left science on the outside looking in. Now, in his first book, Olson recounts the lessons from his own hilarious--and at times humiliating--evolution from science professor to Hollywood filmmaker, offering up serious insights and poignant stories.--From publisher description. Don't be so cerebral -- Don't be so literal minded -- Don't be such a poor storyteller -- Don't be so unlikeable -- Be the voice of science! -- Appendix 1: The sizzle frazzle -- Appendix 2: Filmmaking for scientists -- Appendix 3: Randy Olson selected filmography.