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Lies, deep fries and statistics : from Radio National's Ockham's razor

Author: Robyn Williams; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Sydney : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : National government publication : English
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Compiled from the best of the popular ABC Radio National series, this lively and provocative collection gathers prominent speakers from a wide range of fields.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Scripts
Radio scripts
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Williams; Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 9780733320057 0733320058
OCLC Number: 174098052
Description: vi, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction (The Ockham's Razor principle / Len Fisher) --
1. Unnatural selection (Darwin's shooters / Tony Barta ; Bird brains and animal rights / John Bradshaw ; Infidelity / Peter Lavelle) --
2. Mind, body and spirit (The Alexander Technique / Rosslyn McLeod ; Alzheimer's Disease --
the rise and fall of a concept / Jonathan Stone ; Last seen in Lhasa / Claire Scobie) --
3. Science and society (What counts as intelligence? / Melvin Bolton ; Profile of a postmodern outsider / Christopher Nagle) --
4. History ignored (Forgotten Australians / Joanna Penglase ; Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality / Gideon Polya) --
5. Law and order (The David Hicks case / Kep Enderby ; The Dreyfus Affair / Julian Burnside) --
6. Science and crime (Delivering crime prevention / Don Weatherburn ; Forensic research / Gabrielle Lord ; Out of sight --
out of mind / Chris Puplick ; Science and prisons / Kelvin McCready) --
7. Technology and innovation (The language of innovation / Mark Dodgson ; Gaslight / Trevor McAllister) --
8. Food for thought (The secret bread tests of Bourke / Max Kamien ; Lies, deep fries and statistics / Craig Cormick ; Can chocolate cure hypochondria? / Yasmin Haskell) --
9. Our fragile planet (A memoir of Chernobyl / Julian Cribb ; Extinction matters / Rob Morrison ; Nuclear waste storage in Australia / Geoff Hudson) --
10. A sustainable future (The Innamincka Hot Fractured Rock project / John Veevers ; A sustainable energy future for Australia / Mark Duesendorf ; Hydrogen minibuses / Martin Mahy)
Other Titles: Lies, deep fries & statistics
Ockham's razor (Radio program)
Responsibility: with introductions by Robyn Williams.

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Compiled from the best of the popular ABC Radio National series, this lively and provocative collection gathers prominent speakers from a wide range of fields.

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