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Main Title Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming /
Author Oreskes, Naomi.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Conway, Erik M.,
Publisher Bloomsbury Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 461631066
ISBN 9781596916104 (hc.); 1596916109 (hc.)
Subjects Scientists--Professional ethics ; Science news--Moral and ethical aspects ; Democracy and science
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  Q147 .O74 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2010 STATUS
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Collation 355 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-343) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "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.