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Making Nature : the history of a scientific journal

Author: Melinda Clare Baldwin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Making 'Nature' is the first book to chronicle the foundation and development of Nature, one of the world's most influential scientific institutions. Now nearing its hundred and fiftieth year of publication, Nature is the international benchmark for scientific publication. Its contributors include Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, and Stephen Hawking, and it has published many of the most important discoveries in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Periodicals
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda Clare Baldwin
ISBN: 9780226261454 022626145X
OCLC Number: 890757516
Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Who is a "scientist"? --
Nature's shifting audience, 1869-1875 --
Nature's contributors and the changing of Britain's scientific guard, 1872-1895 --
Defining the "man of science" in Nature --
Scientific internationalism and scientific nationalism --
Nature, interwar politics, and intellectual freedom --
'It almost came out on its own' : Nature under L.J.F. Brimble and A.J.V. Gale --
Nature, the Cold War, and the rise of the United States --
'Disorderly publication' : Nature and scientific self-policing in the 1980s.
Responsibility: Melinda Baldwin.


But how did Nature become such an essential institution? The author charts the history of this publication from its foundation in 1869 and debates about online publishing and open access. It also  Read more...
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