Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present

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Overview

This book describes the development of the scientific article from its modest beginnings to the global phenomenon that it has become today. Their analysis of a large sample of texts in French, English, and German focuses on the changes in the style, organization, and argumentative structure of scientific communication over time. They also speculate on the future currency of the scientific article, as it enters the era of the World Wide Web. This book is an outstanding resource text in the rhetoric of science, and will stand as the definitive study on the topic.

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"Anyone with any interest in the history and evolution of the scientific literature should read this book. I do not know any other study of the birth, growth, and character of scientific literature that comes close to this one in breadth of disciplines and languages considered and in depth of analysis. ... I hope Gross, Harmon, and Reidy get the audience that they deserve among CSE members. They have given all of us who work for scientific journals an extraordinarily detailed and rich study of where scientific papers came from, how they have changed, and where they are today."—Science Editor

"The book succeeds in meticulously unpacking the argumentative strategies that have evolved over the centuries in attempts to express an increasingly complex set of knowledge claims, the statements science makes about reality."—Technical Communication

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195134544
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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University of Minnesota

Montana State University

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