A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708665
Format: PDF
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In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters' lives. 1. Thomas P. F. Hoving 2. Euell Gibbons 3. M.I.T. Fellows in Africa 4. Robert Twynam, of Wimbledon 5. Temple Fielding

The John McPhee Reader

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708584
Format: PDF
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The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the author's first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later, he had published eleven others. His fertility, his precision and grace as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter, his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers: a journalist whom L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who Geoffrey Wolff said "is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit," who has been called "a master craftsman" so many times that it is pointless to number them.

Stealing Into Print

Author: Marcel C. LaFollette
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520917804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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False data published by a psychologist influence policies for treating the mentally retarded. A Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist resigns the presidency of Rockefeller University in the wake of a scandal involving a co-author accused of fabricating data. A university investigating committee declares that almost half the published articles of a promising young radiologist are fraudulent. Incidents like these strike at the heart of the scientific enterprise and shake the confidence of a society accustomed to thinking of scientists as selfless seekers of truth. Marcel LaFollette's long-awaited book gives a penetrating examination of the world of scientific publishing in which such incidents of misconduct take place. Because influential scientific journals have been involved in the controversies, LaFollette focuses on the fragile "peer review" process—the editorial system of seeking pre-publication opinions from experts. She addresses the cultural glorification of science, which, combined with a scientist's thirst for achievement, can seem to make cheating worth the danger. She describes the great risks taken by the accusers—often scholars of less prestige and power than the accused—whom she calls "nemesis figures" for their relentless dedication to uncovering dishonesty. In sober warning, LaFollette notes that impatient calls from Congress, journalists, and taxpayers for greater accountability from scientists have important implications for the entire system of scientific research and communication. Provocative and learned, Stealing Into Print is certain to become the authoritative work on scientific fraud, invaluable to the scientific community, policy makers, and the general public.

Outcroppings

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN:
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Landscape photographs accompany selections from McPhee's writings about Switzerland, Alaska, the West, and the Pine Barrens

Contemporary literary criticism

Author: Daniel G. Marowski
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780810344105
Format: PDF
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Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered

John McPhee

Author: Michael Pearson
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN:
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Interviews Pearson conducted with the writer; of special interest is "The Shape of the Future," a concluding chapter in which Pearson synthesizes the comments of other literary journalists interviewed for their insights into McPhee's works. Highly accessible to students yet of distinct appeal to scholars, John McPhee provides a valuable supplement for journalism classes and courses in advanced expository writing. Highlighting the volume are a Preface, Acknowledgments.

Basin and Range

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374109141
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution