Rhetorical Figures in Science

Rhetorical Figures in Science

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Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts. Examples, both verbal and visual, range across disciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught devices.show more

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 163.3 x 243.3 x 20.3mm | 567.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 10 line drawings
  • 0195117506
  • 9780195117509

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While many books deliver less than they promise, a few, like Rhetorical Figures in Science, deliver more. * Quarterly Journal of Speech, May 2001 * well-crafted argument ... well-exemplified series of chapters * Quarterly Journal of Speech, May 2001 *show more

About Jeanne Fahnestock

Jeanne Fahnestock is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Rhetorical Figures in Science and co-author of A Rhetoric of Argument.show more

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