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CONTENTS
Foreword by Bill Nye
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Only Connect: Linking the Public with Current Scientific Research
	Graham Farmelo
SECTION 1: ON THE HISTORY AND CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH
1. La buona e non mascherata filosofia, or the Exhibitionists
Larry Stewart
2. The Challenge and the Opportunity of Presenting "Unfinished Science"
John Durant
SECTION 2: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH: THE BIG OPPORTUNITIES AND ISSUES
3. Different Ways of Looking at Public Understanding of Research
Bruce V. Lewenstein and Rick Bonney
4. Museums as Agora: Diversifying Approaches to Engaging Publics in Research
Albert A. Einsiedel, Jr. and Edna F. Einsiedel
5. Evaluating Public Understanding of Research Projects and Initiatives 
Martin Storksdieck and John H. Falk
6. What About the Audiences?: Tailoring Public Understanding of Research Programs for Museum Visitors
Heather Mayfield
7. Dangerous Ground?: Public Engagement with Scientific Controversy
Xerxes Mazda
8. Improving Public Understanding of Scientific Research: A View from the Research Side
Chris Paola
9. New Alliances to Promote the Public Understanding of Research
Peter J. Bruns and Mark D. Hertle 
10. Collaboration and the Public Understanding of Current Research
Larry Bell
11. Funding and Institutional Issues Related to Public Understanding of Research
Laura Martin, Rob Semper, and Sally Duensing
SECTION 3: SOME EMERGING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES
12. Understanding the Process of Research
Rick Bonney
13. Production Aspects of Promoting Public Understanding of Research
 David Ucko
14. Bridging the Gap: Interpreting Current Research in Museum Settings
Carol Lynn Alpert
15. At the Cutting Edge: Showcasing Research Through a Public Exhibition Center
Christine Cansfield-Smith
16. Catching Science in the Act: The Mysteries of Çatalhöyük
Don Pohlman
17. Public Understanding of Research in a Natural History Museum: The Darwin Centre
Sir Neil Chalmers
SECTION 4: WHAT MUSEUMS CAN LEARN FROM MEDIA PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH INITIATIVES
18. Emerging Best Practices at Research-Performing Institutions
Rick Borchelt
19. It's the Way You Tell 'Em
Tim Radford
20. Covering Science at the New York Times
Cornelia Dean
21. Nova: The Leading Edge
Nancy Linde
22. Earth and Sky: Some Challenges of Communicating Scientific Research on the Radio
Marc Airhart
23. Crossing the Public and Commercial Broadcasting Barriers
Eliene Augenbraun
Afterword: Not so Fast: Some Thoughts on Re-Visioning Public Understanding of Research
Don Pohlman
Appendix: Background and Thoughts on Museums, Media and the Public Understanding of Research: An International Working Conference
David Chittenden
Bibliography for Public Understanding of Research 
Carol Bossert
Index
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Museums Social aspects, Museum exhibits Social aspects, Science Social aspects, Research Public opinion, Communication and culture, Cultural property Protection, Museums Historiography, Museums Philosophy