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How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge

Author: Peter Howlett; Mary S Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Facts often acquire a life of their own; the stories in this book explain why"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Howlett; Mary S Morgan
ISBN: 9780521196543 052119654X 9780521159586 052115958X
OCLC Number: 635480730
Description: xviii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Travelling facts / Mary S. Morgan --
Facts and building artefacts : what travels in material objects? / Simona Valeriani --
A journey through times and cultures? : Ancient Greek forms in American 19th century architecture / Lambert Schneider --
Manning's N : putting roughness to work / Sarah J. Whatmore and Catharina Landström --
My facts are better than your facts : spreading good news about global warming / Naomi Oreskes --
Real problems with fictional cases / Jon Adams --
Ethology's travelling facts / Richard Burkhardt --
Travelling facts about crowded rats : rodent experimentation and the human sciences / Ed Ramsden --
Using cases to establish novel diagnoses : creating generic facts by making particular facts travel together / Rachel Ankeny --
Technology transfer and travelling facts : a perspective from Indian agriculture / Peter Howlett and Aashish Velkar --
Archaeological facts in transit : the "eminent mounds" of central North America / Alison Wylie --
Packaging small facts for re-use : databases in model organism biology / Sabina Leonelli --
Designed for travel : communicating facts through images / Martina Merz --
Using models to keep us healthy : the productive journeys of facts across public health research networks / Erika Mansnerus --
The facts of life and death : a case of exceptional longevity / David Haycock --
Love life of a fact / Heather Schell.
Other Titles: Dissemination of reliable knowledge
Responsibility: edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan.
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