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help with a thesis

Cameron Smith cameron at ecst.csuchico.edu
Mon Mar 4 14:18:11 EST 1996

thanks to all that helped, for those of you who requested that I send out 
a copy of the paper to you, I will get them off in the mail this week.
For those of you, who may have missed this message, here is a re-post

On Thu, 29 Feb 1996, Cameron Smith wrote:

> A couple of months ago I began my thesis which will examine the metaphors 
> in biology textbooks. Specifically, I am looking at the human 
> reproduction chapter to look at the story told of how the sperm and the 
> egg come together.
> This group offered some wonderful discussion for me to review and also 
> some possible directions for the thesis.
> I need to ask for help once again.
> Unlike high school textbooks which are usually recommended by each 
> respective state, the textbooks used in the biology 100 or biology 1 
> (survey course; usually for G.E. requirement) are subject only to each 
> departments 
> respective adoption policies. Furthermore, no publisher will release info 
> as to what schools use which textbooks, nor will they release publication 
> numbers.  As such I must ask each dept. to tell me what textbook they are 
> using. I am then trying to get a desk copy from the publisher, or ask 
> someone in that department to make a copy for me on the human 
> reproduction chapter (human sperm and egg union story) + the title page 
> and source cite.
> This is a very time consuming process, and I thought I might try this 
> medium which can reach others in a more time efficient manner.
> If you are at a University or College in the biology dept.  would you 
> possible email me the title and author, publication date, and publisher 
> of that text.
> Further info:
> My name is Cameron Smith, I am a graduate student in the Department of 
> Communication, at California State University, Chico. My background lies 
> within feminism, rhetoric, and postmodernism. I have already done a 
> metaphorical critique of a biology textbook "Biology: Concepts and 
> Connections" by Neil Campbell, et. al.
> If you would like to see it I will gladly email it or send it through the
> mail.
> thanks in advance,
> cameron Smith
> p.s. please email me perosnally with the cites
> cameron at ecst.csuchico.edu

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