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Merchants of Doubt : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.

Author: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012.
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The troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.
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Oreskes, Naomi.
Merchants of Doubt : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
ISBN: 9781408828779 1408828774
OCLC Number: 1020691166
Awards: History of Science Society, Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize Winner, 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Doubt Is Our Product; Chapter 2. Strategic Defense, Phony Facts, and the Creation of the George C. Marshall Institute; Chapter 3. Sowing the Seeds of Doubt: Acid Rain; Chapter 4. Constructing a Counternarrative: The Fight over the Ozone Hole; Chapter 5. Whatâ#x80;#x99;s Bad Science? Who Decides? The Fight over Secondhand Smoke; Chapter 6. The Denial of Global Warming; Chapter 7. Denial Rides Again: The Revisionist Attack on Rachel Carson; Conclusion: Of Free Speech and Free Markets; Epilogue: A New View of Science AcknowledgmentsPermissions; Notes; A Note on the Authors; Imprint

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The troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.

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