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Author Oreskes, Naomi, author

Title 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
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Bloomsbury Press, [2010]
New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2010
©2010

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  174.95 Ore/Mod  DUE 19-06-24
Description 1 online resource (355 pages)
regular print
Series POLI 2025 : Energy, Security and Environmental Politics in Asia ; Ebook
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 speech and free markets -- Epilogue : a new view of science
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
Analysis Acid rain
Climate change (Anthropogenic)
Ethics
Missile defence
Opinion manipulation
Overseas item
Ozone layer
Pesticides
Scientific research
Scientists
Smoking
United States
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes index (pages 345-355) and bibliographical references (pages 279-343)
Notes Out of print
History of Science Society, Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize Winner, 2011
Subject Democracy and science.
Science news -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Scientists -- Professional ethics.
Global Warming.
Tobacco Smoke Pollution.
Author Conway, Erik M., 1965- author
LC no. 2009043183
ISBN 1596916109 (hardbook)
9781596916104 (hardbook)