Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration / Edition 1

Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration / Edition 1

by Seth Shulman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256263

ISBN-13: 9780520256262

Pub. Date: 05/07/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


This vitally important exposé shows how the Bush administration has systematically misled Americans on a wide range of scientific issues affecting public health, foreign policy, and the environment by ignoring, suppressing, manipulating, or even distorting scientific research. It is the first book to focus exclusively on how this explosive issue has played

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This vitally important exposé shows how the Bush administration has systematically misled Americans on a wide range of scientific issues affecting public health, foreign policy, and the environment by ignoring, suppressing, manipulating, or even distorting scientific research. It is the first book to focus exclusively on how this explosive issue has played out during the presidency of George W. Bush and the first to comprehensively document his administration's abuses of science. This paperback edition contains a new preface bringing to light the most up-to-date research on these abuses.

Undermining Science covers:

* The Bush administration’s abuse and misuse of science in areas including stem cell research, AIDS prevention, environmental protection, the Iraq war, the teaching of evolution, and global warming;

* The administration’s use of political litmus tests in selecting administrators for science-based agencies and in selecting scientists on federal advisory committees;

* The dangerous consequences of the Bush administration's war on science for the caliber and integrity of the nation's scientific research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256262
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/07/2008
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated with a New Preface
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2008 Edition     xi
Preface to the First Edition     xvii
Facts Matter     1
"Icing" the Data on Climate Change     16
Doctoring Evidence about Your Health     31
Abstaining from the Truth on Abstinence and AIDS     46
Clear Skies? Healthy Forests?: Understanding Bush's Real Environmental Policy     64
When Good Science Is the Endangered Species     81
Burying More Than Intelligence     94
Stacking the Deck     111
Stem Cells and Monkey Trials     127
Restoring Scientific Integrity     145
Notes     159
Index     191

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