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Ilise Benun

Hoboken NJ
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  • Merchants of Doubt

  • How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
  • By: Erik M. Conway, Naomi Oreskes
  • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
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    4 out of 5 stars 557
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable scholarship, but not exactly literature

  • By Roger on 01-23-11

Very enlightening!

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Reviewed: 08-12-15

This is a must-read for anyone who cares about science and the future of our planet.

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  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,455
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,008
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,989

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

  • By StefP on 02-05-15

Awesome. And funny too!

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Reviewed: 03-27-15

I love this book and learned so much. It's easy to understand especially as read with emphasis by the author. Highly recommended!