[PDF] Making "Nature" The History of a Scientific Journal by Melinda Baldwin | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Start free trial
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Making "Nature"
Making "Nature"

Making "Nature"

The History of a Scientific Journal
Melinda Baldwin
Start free trial
shareBook
Share book
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly)
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android

Making "Nature"

The History of a Scientific Journal
Melinda Baldwin
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

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 the history of science, including articles on the structure of DNA, the discovery of the neutron, the first cloning of a mammal, and the human genome.But how did Nature become such an essential institution? In Making "Nature," Melinda Baldwin charts the rich history of this extraordinary publication from its foundation in 1869 to current debates about online publishing and open access. This pioneering study not only tells Nature 's story but also sheds light on much larger questions about the history of science publishing, changes in scientific communication, and shifting notions of "scientific community." Nature, as Baldwin demonstrates, helped define what science is and what it means to be a scientist.

Read More

Information

Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Year
2015
ISBN
9780226261591
Topic
Biological Sciences
Subtopic
Science General

Table of contents