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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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    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

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Reviewed: 08-02-12

What did you love best about Merchants of Doubt?

Merchants of Doubt explained one of the great mysteries of America: why is popular opinion about issues such as second hand smoke or global warming so out of joint with the scientific community's view?

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While this is a book about science, and the reader's voice is pleasant, the lack of intonation and over-all monotony of the performance made it hard to focus on the book at times. The audio is not for the novice audiobooker.

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