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Technical Communication, Deliberative Rhetoric and Environmental Discourse
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This exciting new volume demonstrates how environmental rhetoric and technical communication go hand and hand.

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Foreword M. Jimmie Killingsworth Introduction Nancy Coppola and Bill Karis Theoretical Perspectives and Models in Technical Communication and Environmental Rhetoric Defining Sustainable Development:A Case Study in Environmental Communication Craig Waddell Rhetorical Analysis of Stakeholders in Environmental Communication:A Model Nancy W. Coppola Environmental Discourse and Bakhtinian Dialogue:Toward a Dialogic Rhetoric of Diversity Kyle Glover reening "Gray Literature":Recovering Rhetorical Models for Environmental Discourse Mark Schlenz Visual Thinking and Multimedia Strategies in Technical Communication and Environmental Rhetoric Geology,Photograph,and Environmental Rhetoric in the American West of 1860-1890 Gregory A. Wickliff Modernism and the New Picturesque James Frost Rhetoric of Disengagement:Interpretive Talks in the National Parks Zita Ingham Multimedia Pedagogy and Environmental Communication:The Rhetoric of Citizen Action in the Information Age Branda S. Miller Case Studies in Technical Communication and Environmental Rhetoric Association and Dissociation in an Ecological Controversy:The Great Whale Case Francois Cooren and James R. Taylor Reasons Why:Describing Polorized Orientations Toward Perception of Environmental Risk Craig W. Trumbo Rhetoric,Habermas,and the Adirondack Park:An Exemplum for Rhetoricians Bill Karis The Environmental Rhetoric of "Balance":A Case Study of Regulatory Discourse and the Colonization of the Public Robert Patterson and Ronald Lee Green Guilt:An Effective Rhetoric or Rhetoric in Transition Arlene Plevin Scientific Inquiry in Technical Communication and Environmental Rhetoric Environmental Policymaking and the Report Genre Carolyn D. Rude The Rhetoric of the Probable in Scientific Commentaries:The Debate Over the Species Status of the Red Wolf Yvonne M. Ranch Anarchy in Range Science:Allan Savory and the Rhetoric of Holistic Resource Management A.Chiaviello Author and Subject Index

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NANCY W. COPPOLA is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communiation at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In addition to publishing articles on environmental communication and pedagogy, she is co-author of Environmental Perservation and Pollution Prevention:Science and Humainties Perspectives (1997).BILL KARIS is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Technical Communications at Clarkson Univerisity. He has published in Rhetoric Review, Journal of Business and Technical Communications, Journal of Engineering Technology, Technical Communication, IEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, as well as a recent Ablex collection (Sebler,1997). He co-edited, with Jimmie Killingsworth,a special issue of CQ (Winter,1997) focusing on environmental discourse.

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.,."well worth the investment in reading the book. In my next technical writing course, whether basic or advanced, environmental communication will not only be included, but will be dealt with in a way that focuses the central problems and issues of the profession. And readings will include several essays from Coppola and Karis's collection."-Issues in Writing
"Technical Communication, Deliberative Rhetoric, and Enviornmental Discourse is a useful teaching tool for any upper-level rhetoric or composition theory course....[h]elps students realize the many ways technical communication is involved in the world and affects their lives. With a wide variety of articles, the bok demonstrates many different views current in the field of enviornmental writing. It attempts to reach the many different audiences involved in enviornmental writing, trying to help writers of enviornmental discourses realize their potential to ease tension in the conservation dialogue/"-Technical Communication Quarterly
?...well worth the investment in reading the book. In my next technical writing course, whether basic or advanced, environmental communication will not only be included, but will be dealt with in a way that focuses the central problems and issues of the profession. And readings will include several essays from Coppola and Karis's collection.?-Issues in Writing
?All readers who are concerned about the environment effects of technology or who love plants and animals will find their sense of the complexity of the issues deepened....the book is intelligently put together...Including and celebrating so many perspectives and critical approaches, this book is itself an enactment of ideal environmental communication: a productive, caring "dialogic, dynamic discourse of many voices."?-Technical Communication
?Technical Communication, Deliberative Rhetoric, and Enviornmental Discourse is a useful teaching tool for any upper-level rhetoric or composition theory course....[h]elps students realize the many ways technical communication is involved in the world and affects their lives. With a wide variety of articles, the bok demonstrates many different views current in the field of enviornmental writing. It attempts to reach the many different audiences involved in enviornmental writing, trying to help writers of enviornmental discourses realize their potential to ease tension in the conservation dialogue/?-Technical Communication Quarterly
..."well worth the investment in reading the book. In my next technical writing course, whether basic or advanced, environmental communication will not only be included, but will be dealt with in a way that focuses the central problems and issues of the profession. And readings will include several essays from Coppola and Karis's collection."-Issues in Writing
"All readers who are concerned about the environment effects of technology or who love plants and animals will find their sense of the complexity of the issues deepened....the book is intelligently put together...Including and celebrating so many perspectives and critical approaches, this book is itself an enactment of ideal environmental communication: a productive, caring "dialogic, dynamic discourse of many voices.""-Technical Communication

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