on your issue"; and "Congressional people tend to be Working with Congress: A Practical Guide for oriented to examples and anecdotes rather than ab- Scientists and Engineers. William G. Wells, Jr. 1992. stractions or broad generalities." Some of the more 153 pp. $12.95. Paperbound. American Association useful quotations come from members who are cur- for the Advancement of Science. ISBN 0-87168- rently influential in setting science policy in Washing- 504-3. ton. Congressman Sherry Boehlert covers a lot of the basics in his comment that "we take a lot of time to Bill Wells is one of the most experienced and astute understand science; please take some time to under- observers and practitioners of science policy in Wash- stand us. Keep in mind that you are dealing with ington, having served both as a staff director to several focused generalists, not narrow specialists; get to the congressional subcommittees and as chief of staff to point in an understandable manner." Senator Bill Allan Bromley, former President George Bush's sci- Bradley cautions against myopia about societal priori- ence advisor. Wells's aim in this book is twofold: 1) to ties: "While you should rely on your expertise in "serve as a practical manual
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