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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is scientific rhetoric and composition.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bazerman, Charles. 1989. Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science. Rhetoric of the Human Sciences Series, University of Wisconsin Press.

· Ceccarelli, Leah. 2001. Shaping Science with Rhetoric: The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson. University of Chicago Press.

· Fahnestock, Jeanne. 2002. Rhetorical Figures in Science. Oxford University Press.

· Gross, Alan G. 1996. The Rhetoric of Science. Second ed. Harvard University Press.

· Harris, R. Allen, ed. 1997. Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies. Landmark Essays Series, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

· Myers, Greg. 1990. Writing Biology: Texts in the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge. Science and Literature Series, University of Wisconsin Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· Atkinson, Dwight. 1999. Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975. Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

· Bazerman, Charles. 2002. The Languages of Edison's Light. MIT Press.

· Campbell, John Angus, and Keith R. Benson. 1996. The Rhetorical Turn in Science Studies. Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1): 74-91.

· Condit, Celeste Michelle. 1999. The Meanings of the Gene: Public Debates about Human Heredity. Rhetoric of the Human Sciences Series, University of Wisconsin Press.

· Gross, Alan G., Joseph E. Harmon, and Michael Reidy. 2002. Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present. Oxford University Press.

· Gross, Alan G., and William Keith, eds. 1997. Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science. SUNY Series in Speech Communication, State University of New York Press.

· Harris, R. Allen. 2002. Knowing, Rhetoric, Science. In: Visions and Revisions: Continuity and Change in Rhetoric and Composition. Edited by James Williams. Southern Illinois University Press, 163-219.

· Myers, Greg. 1994. Narratives of Science and Nature in Popularizing Molecular Genetics. In: Advances in Written Text Analysis. Edited by M. Coulthard. Routledge.

· Pera, Marcello. 1994. The Discourses of Science. Translated by Clarissa Botsford. University of Chicago Press.

· Prelli, Lawrence. 1990. A Rhetoric of Science: Inventing Scientific Discourse. Studies in Rhetoric/Communication, University of South Carolina Press.

· Reeves, Carol. 1996. Language, Rhetoric, and AIDS: Strategies of Key AIDS Medical Scientists and Physicians. Written Communication 13 (1): 130-57.

· Reeves, Carol. 1998. Rhetoric and the AIDS Virus Hunt. Quarterly Journal of Speech 84 (1): 1-22.

· Selzer, Jack, ed. 2000. Understanding Scientific Prose. Rhetoric of the Human Sciences Series. University of Wisconsin Press.

· Taylor, Charles A. 1996. Defining Science: A Rhetoric of Demarcation. Rhetoric of the Human Sciences Series, University of Wisconsin Press.

· Waddell, Craig, ed. 2000. And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Southern Illinois University Press.

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