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The Resource Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future, Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum

Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future, Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum

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Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future
Title
Unscientific America
Title remainder
how scientific illiteracy threatens our future
Statement of responsibility
Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The disconnect between the scientific community and mainstream American society grows steadily wider. In Unscientific America, journalist Chris Mooney and scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum explain how religious ideologues, a weak education system, science-phobic politicians, and the corporate media have all collaborated to create this dangerous state of affairs - and how hyperspecialized scientists have thus far failed to counter it."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Mooney, Chris
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kirshenbaum, Sheril
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  • Science
  • Communication in science
  • Science in popular culture
Label
Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future, Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
From a Scientist and a Writer -- 1. Why Pluto Matters -- 2. Rethinking the Problem of Scientific Illiteracy -- Pt. I. The Rise and Cultural Decline of American Science -- 3. From Sputnik to Sagan -- 4. Third Culture, or Nerd Culture? -- Pt. II. Different Rifts, Still Divided -- 5. Science Escape 2008 -- 6. Unpopular Science -- 7. Hollywood and the Mad Scientists -- 8. Bruising Their Religion -- Pt. III. The Future in Our Bones -- 9. The Bloggers Cannot Save Us -- 10. Is Our Scientists Learning? -- Conclusion: A New Mission for American Science
Control code
12922824
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780465013050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015482
System control number
(AuCNLKIN)000044105995
Label
Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future, Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
From a Scientist and a Writer -- 1. Why Pluto Matters -- 2. Rethinking the Problem of Scientific Illiteracy -- Pt. I. The Rise and Cultural Decline of American Science -- 3. From Sputnik to Sagan -- 4. Third Culture, or Nerd Culture? -- Pt. II. Different Rifts, Still Divided -- 5. Science Escape 2008 -- 6. Unpopular Science -- 7. Hollywood and the Mad Scientists -- 8. Bruising Their Religion -- Pt. III. The Future in Our Bones -- 9. The Bloggers Cannot Save Us -- 10. Is Our Scientists Learning? -- Conclusion: A New Mission for American Science
Control code
12922824
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780465013050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015482
System control number
(AuCNLKIN)000044105995

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