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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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    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

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    • A View from the Future
    • By: Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
    • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought, and the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093. Dramatizing science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, The Collapse of Western Civilization reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do, providing a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate-change literature. 

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Current Interest: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2042
    • By: Mr. Erik Conway, Mr. Dean Kuipers, Ms. Naomi Oreskes, and others
    • Narrated by: Ms. Marjorie Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93