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Making Sense of Science Separating Substance from Spin

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ISBN-10: 0674237803

ISBN-13: 9780674237803

Edition: N/A

Authors: Cornelia Dean

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Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize Most of us learn about science from media coverage, and anyone seeking factual information on climate change, vaccine safety, genetically modified foods, or the dangers of peanut allergies has to sift through an avalanche of bogus assertions, misinformation, and carefully packaged spin. Cornelia Dean draws on thirty years of experience as a science reporter at the New York Times to expose the tricks that handicap readers with little background in science. She reveals how activists, business spokespersons, religious leaders, and talk show hosts influence the way science is reported and describes the conflicts of interest that color research. At a time…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Cornelia Dean is a science writer and former science editor at the New York Times and teaches seminars on the communication of science at Harvard University.