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Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
 

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

By Oreskes, Naomi
By Conway, Erik M.

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THE book about the movement to refute global warming. One of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, now in paperback. The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting ...quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. 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. Remarkably, the same individuals surface repeatedly--some of the same figures who have claimed that the science of global warming is not settled denied the truth of studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. Doubt is our product, wrote one tobacco executive. These experts supplied it. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, historians of science, roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.
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ISBN 9781608193943
Released AU 25 Feb 2015
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export
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ISBN-13 9781608193943
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Press
Released 25 Feb 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export
Edition Export
Author(s) By Oreskes, Naomi
By Conway, Erik M.
Category Ethical Issues & Debates
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Applied Ecology
Global Warming
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 174.95
Weight 376g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Scientists - Professional ethics, Democracy and science, Science news - Moral and ethical aspects
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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