Scientific English: a guide for scientists and other professionals
This volume explains complex grammatical concepts in clear, uncomplicated language, illustrating how simple the communication process can be when one understands and follows a few basic rules. The author's forceful style, enjoyable wit, and direct coverage of each area of grammar make Scientific English a valuable and readable pocket guide and desk reference for the writers, editors, and students who want to communicate in the most concise manner possible.
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Principles of Scientific Writing
Style of Scientific Writing
The English Language
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