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'Devant le Deluge' and Other Essays on Early Modern Scientific Communication - David A. Kronick

'Devant le Deluge' and Other Essays on Early Modern Scientific Communication

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For more than forty years, librarians and others have come to rely upon David Kronick's knowledge and expertise of the history and development of scientific journals. His writings have blazed a trail through the uncharted territory of scientific serial publishing. This volume brings together for the first time a collection of fifteen articles that discuss particular aspects of scientific communication from the early days of its ascendancy, _before the information explosion._ The essays examine topics such as editorial policy in the early journals, the economic side of scientific publishing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, aspects of journal indexing, early modern scientific networks, and the issues of authorship and authority. The whole constitutes a body of work that reveals both the richness and scope for further inquiry that has motivated Kronick for decades. All are topics that librarians as well as students and scholars in the philosophy of science, the sociology of science, the history of science, and the rhetoric of science will be certain to find enlightening and inspiring.

Fifteen readable essays examine topics such as editorial policy in the early journals, the economic side of scientific publishing in the 17th and 18th centuries, aspects of journal indexing, early modern scientific networks, and the issues of authorship and authority. The whole constitutes a body of work that reveals both the richness and scope for further inquiry that has motivated Kronick for decades. * Wordtrade.Com *
...collects 15 essays, many previously published in various journals between 1960 and 1994, that explore aspects of scientific journalism in the 17th and 18th centuries, before the "deluge" known as the information revolution....discusses such topics as the indexing of early scientific periodicals, authorship and authority, bibliographic dispersion of periodicals, medical publishing societies in Early Modern Britain, economic aspects of scientific journalism, and scientific networks of letter writing. * Reference and Research Book News *

Preface: The Scientific Journal Devant le Delugep. v
Nicolas de Blegny, Medical Journalistp. 1
Scientific Journal Publication in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 12
Studies of the Early Scientific Journal: The Basic Source Listsp. 27
Toward a Typology of the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Scientific and Technical Periodicalp. 40
Indexing of Early Scientific Periodicals in the Index-Cataloguep. 81
Authorship and Authority in the Scientific Periodicals of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 93
Literature of the Life Sciences: The Historical Backgroundp. 113
Bibliographic Dispersion of Early Periodicalsp. 131
Anonymity and Identity: Editorial Policy in the Early Scientific Journalp. 136
Notes on the Printing History of the Early Philosophical Transactionsp. 153
Medical Publishing Societies in Early Modern Britainp. 180
Economic Aspects of Scientific Journalism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 191
Antecedents to and Influences on the Early Modern Scientific Journalp. 211
Establishing Periodicity in Early Modern Scientific Publications: Almanacs, Newspapers, and Journalsp. 237
The Commerce of Letters: Networks and Invisible Colleges in Early Modern Sciencep. 265
Indexp. 315
About the Authorp. 335
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ISBN: 9780810850033
ISBN-10: 0810850036
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 28th July 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 23.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.52