Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English

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Today scientists are a resolutely monoglot community, using exclusively English - but the rise of English was anything but inevitable and only very recent. In a sweeping history, from the Middle Ages through to today, Michael Gordin untangles the web of politics, money, personality and international conflict that led to the English language dominated world of science we now inhabit. He takes us on a journey from the fall of Latin to the rise of English, telling how we lost Dutch, Italian, Swedish and many other languages on ...

Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English 2017, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781251157

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Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English 2015, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781781251140

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