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Merchants of doubt

how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming

by Naomi Oreskes

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Published by Bloomsbury Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scientists -- Professional ethics,
  • Science news -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Democracy and science

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNaomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
    ContributionsConway, Erik M., 1965-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ147 .O74 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination355 p. ;
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23935715M
    ISBN 101596916109
    ISBN 109781596916104
    LC Control Number2009043183
    OCLC/WorldCa461631066


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