The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters

The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters

by Mark Henderson


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ISBN-13: 9780552165433
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Henderson, the Science editor of The Times, is an award-winning journalist who has covered science for The Times since 2000, building a reputation as one of the UK's most respected and best connected journalists in the field. As well as covering science news he is a regular contributor to comment pages and played a pivotal role in founding their science supplement, Eureka, for which he writes features and a regular column about science and politics. Freelance writing includes recent work for the British Medical Journal, Prospect, and the Royal Society's 350th anniversary program.
He is an accomplished broadcaster for TV and radio, whose recent appearances include BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC4's "Dinner with Portillo," BBC Breakfast, Sky News, LBC, and BBC R4's "Material World." He is also a regular panelist at the Royal Institution, the Wellcome Collection, and the Cheltenham Science Festival. In 2011 Mark Henderson was awarded the European Cancer Reporter Prize and the Royal Statistical Society Prize for statistical excellence in journalism.

Table of Contents

1 The Geeks Are Coming 1

2 Geeking the Vote 16

3 Policy-based Evidence 45

4 Unfair and Unbalanced 69

5 Geekonomics 99

6 Science Lessons 125

7 Doing Science Justice 153

8 Placebo Politics 183

9 Geeks and Greens 213

10 Geeks of the World Unite! 245

References 251

Acknowledgements 311

Index 315

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