The Resource How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge, edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan

How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge, edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan

Label
How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge
Title
How well do facts travel?
Title remainder
the dissemination of reliable knowledge
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan
Title variation
Dissemination of reliable knowledge
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Facts often acquire a life of their own; the stories in this book explain why"--Provided by publisher
  • "Why write about facts? Facts are everywhere. They litter the utterances of public life as much as the private conversations of individuals. They frequent the humanities and the sciences in equal measure. But their very ubiquity tells us not only why it is difficult to form general but sensible answers in response to seemingly simple questions about facts, but also why it is important to do so. This book discusses how facts travel, and when and why they sometimes travel well enough to acquire a life of their own. Whether or not facts travel in this manner depends not only on their character and ability to play useful roles elsewhere, but also on the labels, packaging, vehicles, and company that take them across difficult terrains and over disciplinary boundaries. These diverse stories of traveling facts, ranging from architecture to nanotechnology and from romance fiction to climate science, change the way we see the nature of facts. Facts are far from the bland and rather boring but useful objects that scientists and humanists produce and fit together to make narratives, arguments, and evidence. Rather, their extraordinary abilities to travel well - and to fly flags of many different colors in the process - shows when, how, and why facts can be used to build further knowledge beyond and away from their sites of original production and intended use "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.F3
LC item number
H69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Howlett, Peter
  • Morgan, Mary S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Facts (Philosophy)
  • Communication
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Reliability
  • Tatsache
  • Verbreitung
  • Communication
  • Facts (Philosophy)
  • Reliability
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Wissen
  • Wissenschaftstransfer
Label
How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge, edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Travelling facts Mary S. Morgan; Part I. Matters of Fact: 2. Facts and building artefacts: what travels in material objects? Simona Valeriani; 3. A journey through times and cultures? Ancient Greek forms in American 19th century architecture: an archaeological view Lambert Schneider; 4. Manning's N: putting roughness to work Sarah J. Whatmore and Catharina Landström; 5. My facts are better than your facts: spreading good news about global warming Naomi Oreskes; 6. Real problems with fictional cases Jon Adams; Part II. Integrity and Fruitfulness: 7. Ethology's travelling facts Richard Burkhardt; 8. Travelling facts about crowded rats: rodent experimentation and the human sciences Ed Ramsden; 9. Using cases to establish novel diagnoses: creating generic facts by making particular facts travel together Rachel Ankeny; 10. Technology transfer and travelling facts: a perspective from Indian agriculture Peter Howlett and Aashish Velkar; 11. Archaeological facts in transit: the eminent mounds of central North America Alison Wylie; Part III. Companionship and Character: 12. Packaging small facts for re-use: databases in model organism biology Sabina Leonelli; 13. Designed for travel: communicating facts through images Martina Merz; 14. Using models to keep us healthy: the productive journeys of facts across public health research networks Erika Mansnerus; 15. The facts of life and death: a case of exceptional longevity David Haycock; 16. Love life of a fact Heather Schell
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 465 p.
Isbn
9780521196543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010031326
Other control number
40018633288
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)635480730
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480730
Label
How well do facts travel? : the dissemination of reliable knowledge, edited by Peter Howlett, Mary S. Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Travelling facts Mary S. Morgan; Part I. Matters of Fact: 2. Facts and building artefacts: what travels in material objects? Simona Valeriani; 3. A journey through times and cultures? Ancient Greek forms in American 19th century architecture: an archaeological view Lambert Schneider; 4. Manning's N: putting roughness to work Sarah J. Whatmore and Catharina Landström; 5. My facts are better than your facts: spreading good news about global warming Naomi Oreskes; 6. Real problems with fictional cases Jon Adams; Part II. Integrity and Fruitfulness: 7. Ethology's travelling facts Richard Burkhardt; 8. Travelling facts about crowded rats: rodent experimentation and the human sciences Ed Ramsden; 9. Using cases to establish novel diagnoses: creating generic facts by making particular facts travel together Rachel Ankeny; 10. Technology transfer and travelling facts: a perspective from Indian agriculture Peter Howlett and Aashish Velkar; 11. Archaeological facts in transit: the eminent mounds of central North America Alison Wylie; Part III. Companionship and Character: 12. Packaging small facts for re-use: databases in model organism biology Sabina Leonelli; 13. Designed for travel: communicating facts through images Martina Merz; 14. Using models to keep us healthy: the productive journeys of facts across public health research networks Erika Mansnerus; 15. The facts of life and death: a case of exceptional longevity David Haycock; 16. Love life of a fact Heather Schell
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 465 p.
Isbn
9780521196543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010031326
Other control number
40018633288
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)635480730
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480730

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