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Of Frogs & Rhetoric: The Atrazine Wars
Technical Communication Quarterly
  • Carol Reeves, Butler University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2015.1079333
Abstract

In a scientific dispute over the effects of atrazine on amphibians, chemical industry–funded and publically funded scientists present stunningly contrasting constructions of atrazine's environmental concentrations, persistence, and potential to harm. Considerable scientific uncertainties and variable ranges allow authors to construct preferred versions of the story of atrazine. These incommensurate rhetorical constructions, more the result of competing economic and environmental interests than of any paradigmatic misalignments, have prolonged the dispute not only over atrazine's effects but also over whether its sales should be banned.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Technical Communication Quarterly on 2015-08-21, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10572252.2015.1079333.

Citation Information
Carol Reeves. "Of Frogs & Rhetoric: The Atrazine Wars" Technical Communication Quarterly Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 328 - 348
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carol_reeves/14/