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The Republican war on science

Author: Chris Mooney
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The New York Times bestseller that exposes the conservative agenda to put politics ahead of scientific truth

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mooney
ISBN: 0465046762 9780465046768
OCLC Number: 70671732
Notes: "Revised and updated"--Cover.
Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xvii, 357 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Where it begins --
The threat --
Political science 101 --
From FDR to Nixon --
"Creation science" and Reagan's "dream" --
Defenseless against the dumb --
Junking "sound science" --
pt. 2. The business of science --
"The greatest hoax" --
Wine, jazz, and "data quality" --
Eating away at science --
Fishy science --
pt. 3. Scientific revelations --
"Creation science" 2.0 --
Stemming research --
Sexed-up science --
pt. 4. The antiscience president --
Bush league science --
What we can do.
Responsibility: Chris Mooney.

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