Landgraf’s citizen science guide for families

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/13/2013

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Rob Christopher
Marketing Coordinator
ALA Publishing
312-280-5052
rchristopher@ala.org

CHICAGO — People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with “Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science,” by Greg Landgraf. Defining citizen science and providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea, the book is organized by topic and features links to library resources and descriptions of books appropriate to the subject. In addition, a section devoted to ongoing citizen-science programs includes detailed descriptions for parents and children to identify projects appropriate to their interests, abilities, commitment levels and locations. Accessible for the whole family, this invaluable resource provides the tools for building strong families as well as improving the global community. The book is published by Huron Street Press, a trade publishing imprint of the American Library Association available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions.

Landgraf is a writer and editor. His extensive print, online and video work includes positions with American Libraries magazine and Vance Publications, where he edited two trade magazines. He lives in Chicago and volunteers at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. He blogs at What I Made Today.

In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press, a publishing imprint of the American Library Association, harnesses the expertise of the Association and encourages library use among the public. Huron Street Press is administered through ALA Editions, which publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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