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    DescriptionThe essays in this book provide an excellent introduction to the means by which scientists convey their ideas. While diverse in their subject matter, the essays are unified in asserting that scientists compose and use particular representations in contextually organized and contextually sensitive ways, and that these representations - particularly visual displays such as graphs, diagrams, photographs, and drawings - depend for their meaning on the complex activities in which they are situated.The topics include sociological orientations to representational practice, representation and the realist-constructivist controversy, the fixation of evidence, time and documents in researcher interaction, selection and mathematization in the visual documentation of objects in the life sciences, the use of illustrations in texts (E.0. Wilson's Sociobiology, a field guide to the birds), representing practice in cognitive science, the iconography of scientific texts, and semiotic analysis of scientific, representation.The contributors are K. Amann, Ronald Amerine, Francoise Bastide, Jack Bilmes, K. Knorr, Bruno Latour, John Law, Michael Lynch, Greg Meyers, Lucy A. Suchman, Paul Tibbetts, Steve Woolgar, and Steven Yearley.Michael Lynch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. Steve Woolgar is at the Centre for Research into Innovation Culture, and Technology at Brunel University, Uxbridge, England

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    Representation in Scientific Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lynch, By (author) Steve Woolgar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 652 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262620765
    ISBN 10: 0262620766

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 501
    BIC subject category V2: PDA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
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    LC classification: Q222.R46 1
    DC22: 502.22
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 502.2/2
    LC classification: Q222 .R46 1990
    Thema V1.0: JHB, PDA
    Edition statement
    MIT Press ed
    Illustrations note
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    28 November 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Michael Lynch is Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University. Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.