Shaping Written Knowledge_ The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science


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My debts are greater than my memory. Among the many people who have offered support and wise criticism during the long gestation of this book are Fred Bauman, Susan Cozzens, Ed Davenport, Lester Faigley, Lim Teck Kah, David Mauzerall, Robert Merton, Carolyn Miller, Greg Myers, Charles Piltch, John Swales, Spencer Weart, and Harriet Zuckerman. For help on individual chapters I thank John Andreassi, David Butt, Fred Eidlin, P. K. Mohapatra, Roger Stuewer, and Alan Shapiro. I owe particular gratitude to the many librarians who have gone out of their way to aid my research, especially the librarians at the Center for the History of Physics, the National University of Singapore, and Baruch College. Much of this work has been made possible by the generous released time granted by the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Baruch College and the two fellowship
leaves (1978-79 and 1986-87) also granted by the college.
Several of these chapters have appeared previously in different forms: Chapter 2 in Philosophy of the Social Science 11 (1981): 361-88; Chapter 5 in Social Epistemology 1 (1987): 295-310; Chapter 6 in Social Studies of Science 14 (1984): 163-96, © Sage
Publications; Chapter 7 in Pre/Text 5 (1984): 39-66;
Chapter 8 in Written Communication 2 (1985): 3-24, © Sage Publications; Chapter 9 in The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences, ed. Nelson, Megill, and McCloskey (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).
For permission to reprint I thank the publishers.
I can not offer adequate thanks to my wife, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, who has had to pay all the costs while I crawled down into my basement study.


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