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The Language of Science by Carol Reeves

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For many of us, science is where we turn for facts, for answers to questions about ourselves and the world around us. Those answers, we assume, are objective and untainted by politics and bias, unlike explanations that do not come from careful experiment and measure. So when we hear in the news that ‘scientists report’ a new finding or when ‘scientists say’ that we should redirect our lifestyle, we usually listen. Such an authoritative arena ought to be closely examined and better understood.

One way to understand science is to examine its language. This book is about the language used within science to explain, argue and characterize phenomena ...

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