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Denialism : how irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms the planet, and threatens our lives

Author: Michael Specter
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative and headline-making book, "New Yorker" staff writer Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially the institution of science. The author examines this fear and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Specter
ISBN: 9781594202308 : HRD 1594202303 : HRD 9781594202308
OCLC Number: 474350200
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Vioxx and the fear of science --
Vaccines and the great denial --
The organic fetish --
The era of echinacea --
Race and the language of life --
Surfing the exponential.
Responsibility: Michael Specter.

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In this provocative and headline-making book, "New Yorker" staff writer Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially the institution of science. The author examines this fear and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.

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