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The Scientific Literature : A Guided Tour (Paperback)

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The scientific article has been a hallmark of the career of every important western scientist since the seventeenth century. Yet its role in the history of science has not been fully explored. Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross remedy this oversight with "The Scientific Literature," a collection of writings— excerpts from scientific articles, letters, memoirs, proceedings, transactions, and magazines— that illustrates the origin of the scientific article in 1665 and its evolution over the next  three and a half  centuries.
Featuring articles— as well as sixty tables and illustrations, tools vital to scientific communication— that represent the broad sweep of modern science, "The Scientific Literature" is a historical tour through both the rhetorical strategies that scientists employ to share their discoveries and the methods that scientists use to argue claims of new knowledge. Commentaries that explain each excerpt’ s scientific and historical context and analyze its communication strategy accompany each entry.
A unique anthology, "The Scientific Literature" will allow both the scholar and the general reader to experience first hand the development of modern science.


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226316567
SKU 204174622
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226316564
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0327
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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