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Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


The Science Periodical Proctor and the Conduct of “Knowledge”

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the important role of periodicals for popularizers of science, using Richard Procter's editorship of the scientific journal Knowledge. It explains that Procter's objective was ... More


“Disorderly Publication”: Nature and Scientific Self-Policing in the 1980s

Melinda Baldwin

in Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with John Maddox’s second editorship (1980-1995) and Maddox’s unusual actions during two debates over controversial scientific findings. In 1988, Maddox authorized the publication ... More


Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Melinda Baldwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the history of Nature, today perhaps the world’s most prestigious scientific journal, from its foundation in 1869 to the present day. The book traces Nature’s development from its ... More


Judges and defendants

Gianfranco Pacchioni

in The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter explores how validation of new results works in science. It also looks at the peer-review process, both pros and cons, as well as scientific communication, scientific journals, and ... More


Cascade, Copper, Collection: Constellations of Images in 1670s Experimental Philosophy

Matthew C. Hunter

in Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By necessity, the philosophy of experiment was to be a collaborative project. As Royal Society Fellows repeatedly emphasized, images were often much more useful for conveying information to fellow ... More


Time to Publish

Henning Schmidgen

in The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261949
eISBN:
9780823266463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261949.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the difficulties Helmholtz encountered when communicating his findings concerning physiological time to the public. In the German context, the “Preliminary Report” about his ... More


Periodicals

Elizabeth Tilley

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the history of the periodical press in nineteenth-century Ireland. Periodical publishing was particularly scanty in the first decade of the nineteenth century. The most ... More


Gray Matter: The Obscure Pleasures of Medical Libraries

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes medical libraries and their collection of what science fiction writer J. G. Ballard calls “invisible literature,” his term for medical textbooks, scientific journals, technical ... More


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