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The fairy tales of science : a study of popular science books

Meyer, Anna Jane

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A visit to any major bookstore reveals a group of books that fit within the genre entitled ‘Popular Science’. On these shelves, a diverse collection of texts can be found, on topics as varied as evolution, space travel, astronomy, biography and science history. Defined here as ‘books about science which do not require a specialist knowledge in the subject of the book in order to be read, enjoyed and understood’, popular science books are a significant science communication medium. Despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/112085

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