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The Resource Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

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Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming
Title
Merchants of doubt
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how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
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Language
eng
Summary
"Merchants of Doubt " tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades that link smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole
Summary
Documents the troubling influence of a small group of scientists who the author contends misrepresent scientific facts to advance key political and economic agendas, revealing the interests behind their detractions on findings about acid rain, DDT, and other hazards
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353788
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DLC
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Oreskes, Naomi
Dewey number
174/.95
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Conway, Erik M.
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True
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  • Scientists
  • Science news
  • Democracy and science
Target audience
adult
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how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming
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Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-343) and index
Contents
Doubt is our product -- Strategic defense, phony facts and the creation of the George C. Marshall Institute -- Sowing the seeds of doubt : acid rain -- Constructing a counternarrative : the fight over the ozone hole -- What's bad science? Who decides? The fight over secondhand smoke -- The denial of global warming -- Denial rides again : the revisionist attack on Rachel Carson -- Conclusion : of free speech and free markets -- Epilogue : a new view of science
Control code
ocn461631066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9781596916104
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009043183
System control number
(OCoLC)461631066
Label
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-343) and index
Contents
Doubt is our product -- Strategic defense, phony facts and the creation of the George C. Marshall Institute -- Sowing the seeds of doubt : acid rain -- Constructing a counternarrative : the fight over the ozone hole -- What's bad science? Who decides? The fight over secondhand smoke -- The denial of global warming -- Denial rides again : the revisionist attack on Rachel Carson -- Conclusion : of free speech and free markets -- Epilogue : a new view of science
Control code
ocn461631066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9781596916104
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009043183
System control number
(OCoLC)461631066

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