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Perspectives on Science 11.1 (2003) 130-132

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5. Each table, chart, and figure (with legend) must be on a separate page, after the references list, and must be numbered consecutively with the rest of the manuscript. [End Page 130]

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Citation of References
  General text reference entries:
   (Smith 1965); (Smith 1965; Jones 1978)
  Text reference in connection with a quotation:
   (Smith 1965, pp. 112-14)
  Volume number in text reference:
   (Smith 1965, 3:112-14) or (Smith 1965, vol. 3)
  If two dates are necessary to show publication history, use brackets:
   Smith's Wealth of Nations ([1776] 1962) or (Smith [1776] 1962)
  (The order of works by the same author is determined by the date of original publication.)
Reference List
Adler, Paul S. 1990. "Marx, Machines, and Skill." Technology and Culture 31:780-812.

Crane, Lester. 1984. "Studies in Madness and Criminality." Pp. 12-16 in Crime and Criminals. Vol. 2. Edited by Fred Smith. New York: Academic Press.

Guest, Avery, and Nancy Landale. 1984. "Patterns of Intergenerational Criminality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminologists, August 26-28.

McKee, Alexander. 1972. "The Influence of British Naval Strategy on Ship Design." Pp. 229-30 in A History of Seafaring. Edited by George F. Bass. Translated by Tom Brown. New York: Wiley.

Piaget, J. (1951) 1985. The Origin of the Idea of Danger in the Child. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. [End Page 131]

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Roger Ariew
Perspectives on Science
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Tech
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