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An in-depth analysis of Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber in the context of source analysis, critical reception, and language and narrative. Source analysis proved and accurate and compelling use of biological and epidemiological data. Critical reception showed existence of bias, however the author still finds trends and suggestive data of certain links between environment and cancer. Language and narrative incorporated three themes that represented ideas from rhetorical view of sources. Overall, Steingraber's work contains bias, but it does not invalidate it as a significant contribution to the field of environmental writing and communication of scientific issues.
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Ulwick, Caroline Marie, "The Need for Environmental Writing and Scientific Communication: An Analysis of Sources, Language and Bias in the Collected Works of Sandra Steingraber" (2013). Standard Theses. 2.