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This volume is based on the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, “The Science of Science Communication II,” held September 23-25, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.

NOTICE: Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this volume are those of the colloquium presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Academy of Sciences.

International Standard Book Number -13: 978-0-309-29200-9
International Standard Book Number -10: 0-309-29200-X

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Cover art: In this 2013 commissioned work by Heather Larkin, the landscape of science communication appears as a patchwork of regions—or conceptual contexts—each characterized by unique features, dimensions, and hues. Communication bridges the regions in complex combinations of messages between individuals, groups, and institutions.

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