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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, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Merchants of Doubt " tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades that link smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
ISBN: 9781408824832 1408824833 9781596916104 1596916109 9781608193943 1608193942 1408824663 9781408824665
OCLC Number: 811086771
Notes: Originally published in 2010.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Science/Technology) 2010
Description: 355 Seiten
Responsibility: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
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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.  Read more...

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