Rhetorical Figures in Science

Paperback | December 15, 2002

byJeanne Fahnestock

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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 acrossdisciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught devices.

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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 acrossdisciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive...

Jeanne Fahnestock is on the Faculty of the English department at the University of Maryland where she teaches rhetoric and writing. She is the author of articles on the rhetoric of science, on stylistics and on teaching writing, and of A Rhetoric of Argument, with Marie Secor.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.45 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019516542X

ISBN - 13:9780195165425

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"'Once and for all,' Jeanne Fahnestock argues in her soon-to-be-a-classic book, 'the figures should come out of the cabinet of curiosities'. If the diligent, imaginative, bracing scholarship of Rhetorical Figures in Science does not accomplish that goal, then I'm a monkey's uncle: this bookis a masterwork: easily the most important book in rhetoric of science over the last decade: among the most important books in rhetoric-period-over at least the same stretch: the foremost contribution to figuration since I don't know when, maybe since Peacham: a study no one in the field of rhetoriccan afford to do without: get it."--Rhetoric Society Quarterly