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Sins against science : the scientific media hoaxes of Poe, Twain, and others / Lynda Walsh.

  • Olman, Lynda C. (Lynda Christine), 1971-
Date
[2006], ©2006
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Albany : State University of New York Press, [2006], ©2006.

Physical description

xii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-290) and index.

Contents

A brief natural history of hoaxing -- Method -- Poe's hoaxing and the construction of readerships -- Mark Twain and the social mechanics of laughter -- The hoaxes of Dan de Quille: building and defending the west -- The mechanics of hoaxing.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine ABV.6.AA8

    Access

    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 0791468771
  • 9780791468777
  • 079146878X
  • 9780791468784