Writing about Business and Industry brings together timeless essays and readings that exemplify excellence in writing about the history, theory, and practice of business. Beverly Schneller, coeditor of Writing about Science, has gathered the works of an extraordinary range of talentedminds--Adam Smith, Lewis and Clark, George Orwell, Henry Ford, Beatrice Webb, as well as many others--to instruct and encourage those seeking to become polished writers in business, technical, economic, and related fields. These colorful selections bring specialized composition to life for thestudent, showing how different styles work for different fields, and enlivening the learning process. Students will hone their writing skills while discovering the Walla Walla River, visiting Wales, pondering the inherent nature of competition, or examining the status of women in the workplace. FromMax Weber to contemporary journalism, the historical development of business thought and practice unfolds for the student. For courses in business and technical writing, as well as writing for the social sciences, this engaging collection provides an opportunity to uncover the often surprisingpossibilities of technical and business prose.