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Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming / Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.

By: Oreskes, Naomi.
Contributor(s): Conway, Erik M., 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; London : Bloomsbury Press, c2010Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 355 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781596916104 (alk. paper); 1596916109 (alk. paper); 9781608193943 (pbk.); 1608193942 (pbk.).Subject(s): Scientists -- Professional ethics -- History | Science news -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History | Democracy and science -- History | Tobacco smoke pollution | Global warmingDDC classification:
Contents:
Doubt is our product -- Strategic defense, phony facts and the creation of the George C. Marshall Institute -- Sowing the seeds of doubt : acid rain -- Constructing a counter-narrative : the fight over the ozone hole -- What's bad science? Who decides? The fight over second-hand smoke -- The denial of global warming -- Denial rides again : the revisionist attack on Rachel Carson -- Conclusion of free markets and free speech -- Epilogue : a new view of science.
Awards: History of Science Society, Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize Winner, 2011.Summary: "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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-343) and index.

History of Science Society, Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize Winner, 2011.

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