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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 2011
OCLC Number 726157573
ISBN 9781608193943; 1608193942
Subjects Scientists--Professional ethics ; Science news--Moral and ethical aspects ; Democracy and science ; Tobacco Smoke Pollution ; Global Warming
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  Q147 .O74 2011 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 08/25/2014
EOAM  Q147.O74 2011 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/31/2016
ESAM  Q147.O74 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/01/2011
Edition Paperback edition.
Collation 355 pages ; 21 cm
First published in [hardcover] 2010. "The book that inspired the film Merchants of Doubt"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.