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The scientific literature : a guided tour / edited with commentaries by Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross.

  • Harmon, Joseph E.
Date
2007
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Physical description

xxiv, 327 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-310) and index.

Contents

1. First English periodical. Early books and letters -- Philosophical transactions -- On Early English scientific writing -- 2. First French periodicals. -- Concerning the Royal Academy in Paris -- Journal of the learned -- Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences -- 3. Internalization and specialization.German literature -- American literature -- Specialized literature: biology -- Specialized literature: physics -- Specialized literature: chemistry -- 4. Select Pre-modern classics. Earth science -- Biological sciences -- Medical science -- Chemistry -- Physics -- 5. Equations, tables, and pictures -- Equations -- Tables -- Pictures -- 6. Organizing scientific arguments. Beginning -- Middle -- End -- From start to finish -- 7. Scientific writing style : norms and perturbations. Norms -- Perturbations : playfulness -- Perturbations : belligerence -- Perturbations : writing with style -- 8. Controversy at work : two case studies. Evolution controversy -- Dream controversy -- 9. Select modern classics. Discovering crucial facts -- Providing theoretical explanations -- Performing thought experiments -- Turning to technology.

Languages

  • English


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    History of Medicine
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ISBN

  • 9780226316550
  • 0226316556
  • 9780226316567
  • 0226316564