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

Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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 Moore Stacks  Q225.5 .S35 2007    Available  ---
Description xxiv, 327 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Summary Excerpts from scientific writings that illustrate the evolution of the scientific article from its origin in 1665 till today. Includes commentaries explaining the context and communication strategy.
Subject Scientific literature -- History.
Communication in science.
Science -- History -- 17th century.
Science -- History -- 18th century.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- History -- 21st century.
Added Author Harmon, Joseph E.
Gross, Alan G.
ISBN 9780226316567 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780226316550 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226316556 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226316564 (pbk. : alk. paper)