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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.
Notes 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.
Place Published New York
PUB Date Free Form c2010
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2009043183
OCLC Time Stamp 20100930125707
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02297cam 2200445 a 45020