The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography

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Biographies of scientists carry an increasingly prominent role in today's publishing climate. Traditional historical and sociological accounts of science are complemented by narratives that emphasize the importance of the scientific subject in the production of science. Not least is the realization that the role of science in culture is much more accessible when presented through the lives of its practitioners. Taken as a genre, such biographies play an important role in the public understanding of science. In recent years ...

The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138264793

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The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography 2007, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754651819

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