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Science, nonscience, and nonsense : approaching environmental literacy

Author: Michael Zimmerman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
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As the role of science and technology in everyday life grows both more pervasive and more complex, it has become ever more difficult for a scientifically "illiterate" public to make informed judgments. In Science, Nonscience, and Nonsense, Michael Zimmerman takes on a wide range of falsifiers, disinformation specialists, and charlatans to provide readers with the scientific background necessary to evaluate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zimmerman, Michael, 1953-
Science, nonscience, and nonsense.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)622467460
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zimmerman
ISBN: 0801850908 9780801850905
OCLC Number: 31901503
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A personal reflection --
Scientific illiteracy : from "creation science" to graphology --
Anecdote, coincidence, and pattern : understanding the language of science --
Political science : the role of government in the scientific process --
Global environmental problems : a small look at the big picture --
Endandered species --
Better living through chemistry --
You are what you eat --
Land of many abuses --
Myths of the technological fix --
Prospects.
Responsibility: Michael Zimmerman.
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