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Inscribing science : scientific texts and the materiality of communication / edited by Timothy Lenoir.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
1998
Imprint:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Format:
  • Book
  • xv, 457 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-441) and index.
Contents:
  • Inscription practices and materialities of communication / Timothy Lenoir
  • The language of strange facts in early modern science / Lorraine Daston
  • Shaping information: mathematics, computing, and typography / Robin Rider
  • The technology of mathematical persuasion / Brian Rotman
  • On the take-off of operators / Friedrich Kittler
  • Switchboards and sex: the Nut(t) case / Bernhard Siegert
  • Politics on the topographer's table: the Helvetic triangulation of cartography, politics, and representation / David Gugerli
  • Writing Darwin's islands: England and the insular condition / Gillian Beer
  • Illustration as strategy in Charles Darwin's The expression of the emotions in man and animals / Phillip Prodger
  • The Leviathan of Parsonstown: literary technology and scientific representation / Simon Schaffer
  • Technology, aesthetics, and the development of astrophotography at the Lick Observatory / Alex Pang
  • Standards and semiotics / Robert Brain
  • Experimental systems, graphematic spaces / Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
  • Emergent power: vitality and theology in artificial life / Richard M. Doyle
  • Science and writing: two national narratives of failure / Lisa Bloom
  • Perception versus experience: moving pictures and their resistance to interpretation / Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.
Contributor:
Lenoir, Timothy, 1948-
Series:
Writing science.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0804727767
0804727775
9780804727761
9780804727778

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