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Lies, Damned Lies, and Science How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies

ISBN-10: 0137155220

ISBN-13: 9780137155224

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sherry Seethaler

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Technology Group
Publication date: 1/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Potions, Plot, Personalities: Understand How Science Progresses and Why Scientists Sometimes Disagree
Who's Who?: Identify Those Who Hold Stake in an Issue and What Their Positions Are
Decisions, Decisions: Elucidate All the Pros and Cons of a Decision
Compare and Contrast: Place Alternatives in an Appropriate Context to Evaluate Tradeoffs
What Happens If...?: Distinguish Between Cause and Coincidence
Specific or General: Recognize How Broadly the Conclusions from a Study May Be Applied
Fun Figures: See Through the Number Jumble
Society's Say: Discern the Relationships Between Science and Policy
All the Tricks in the Book: Get Past the Ploys Designed to Simply Bypass Logic
Fitting The Pieces Together: Know How to Seek Information to Gain a Balanced Perspective
Conclusions: Twenty Essential Applications of the Tools
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index