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

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

by Seth ShulmanSeth Shulman


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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 0.70(d)

About the Author

Seth Shulman is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for many magazines, including Nature, Smithsonian, the Atlantic, Discover, Rolling Stone, Parade, and Popular Science; and for newspapers including, the Times of London, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of books including The Threat at Home: Confronting the Toxic Legacy of the U.S. Military.

Table of Contents


1. Facts Matter
2. “Icing” the Data on Climate Change
3. Doctoring Evidence about Your Health
4. Abstaining from the Truth on Abstinence and AIDS
5. Clear Skies? Healthy Forests? Understanding Bush’s Real Environmental Policy
6. When Good Science Is the Endangered Species
7. Burying More Than Intelligence on Our Security
8. Stacking the Deck against Science
9. Stem Cells and Monkey Trials
10. Restoring Scientific Integrity


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