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Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future

Author: Chris Mooney; Sheril Kirshenbaum
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
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Journalist and bestselling author Mooney and scientist Kirshenbaum offer an impassioned polemic about the dangers of America's scientific illiteracy. They go on to propose a broad array of initiatives that could lead to a greater integration of science into the national discourse.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mooney, Chris (Chris C.).
Unscientific America.
New York : Basic Books, c2009
(DLC) 2009015482
(OCoLC)213851106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mooney; Sheril Kirshenbaum
ISBN: 9780786744558 0786744553
OCLC Number: 436089164
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 209 p.)
Contents: From a scientist and a writer --
Why Pluto matters --
Rethinking the problem of scientific illiteracy --
The rise and cultural decline of American science --
From Sputnik to Sagan --
Third culture, or nerd culture? --
Different rifts, still divided --
Science Escape 2008 --
Unpopular science --
Hollywood and the mad scientists --
Bruising their religion --
The future in our bones --
The bloggers cannot save us --
Is our scientists learning? --
Conclusion: a new mission for American science.
Responsibility: Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum.
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