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Author Gross, Alan G.

Title Communicating science : the scientific article from the 17th century to the present / Alan G. Gross, Joseph E. Harmon, Michael Reidy.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 267 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262) and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Communicative and Argumentative Development Illustrated -- 2 Style and Presentation in the 17th Century -- 3 Argument in the 17th Century -- 4 Style and Presentation in the 18th Century -- 5 Argument in the 18th Century -- 6 Style and Presentation in the 19th Century -- 7 Argument in the 19th Century -- 8 Style and Presentation in the 20th Century -- 9 Argument in the 20th Century -- 10 Explaining the Development of the Scientific Article -- Epilogue58; Past44; Present44; Future -- Appendix A58; Method for Sampling Scientific Texts -- Appendix B58; Method for Analyzing Scientific Texts -- Appendix C58; Noun45;Phrase Analysis -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Last Page.
Summary 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, oganization, 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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Subject Scientific literature -- History.
Science -- Language -- History.
Technical writing -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gross, Alan G.
Harmon, Joseph E.
Reidy, Michael S.
Other Form: Print version: Gross, Alan G. Communicating science. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2001039089
ISBN 0195134540 (cloth)
9780195134544 (cloth)
1429401869 (electronic bk.)
9781429401869 (electronic bk.)