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The Resource Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies, Sherry Seethaler

Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies, Sherry Seethaler

Label
Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies
Title
Lies, damned lies, and science
Title remainder
how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies
Statement of responsibility
Sherry Seethaler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q223
LC item number
.S33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies, Sherry Seethaler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Potions, plot, personalities: understand how science progresses and why scientists sometimes disagree -- Who's who?: identify those who hold stake in an issue and what their positions are -- Decisions, decisions: elucidate all the pros and cons of a decision -- Compare and contrast: place alternatives in an appropriate context to evaluate tradeoffs -- What happens if ... ?: distinguish between cause and coincidence -- Specific or general: recognize how broadly the conclusions from a study may be applied -- Fun figures: see through the number jumble -- Society's say: discern the relationships between science and policy -- All the tricks in the book: get past the ploys designed to simply bypass logic -- Fitting the pieces together: know how to seek information to gain a balanced perspective
Control code
234444690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 198 p.
Isbn
9780137155224
Lccn
2008032002
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn234444690
  • (OCoLC)234444690
Label
Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies, Sherry Seethaler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Potions, plot, personalities: understand how science progresses and why scientists sometimes disagree -- Who's who?: identify those who hold stake in an issue and what their positions are -- Decisions, decisions: elucidate all the pros and cons of a decision -- Compare and contrast: place alternatives in an appropriate context to evaluate tradeoffs -- What happens if ... ?: distinguish between cause and coincidence -- Specific or general: recognize how broadly the conclusions from a study may be applied -- Fun figures: see through the number jumble -- Society's say: discern the relationships between science and policy -- All the tricks in the book: get past the ploys designed to simply bypass logic -- Fitting the pieces together: know how to seek information to gain a balanced perspective
Control code
234444690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 198 p.
Isbn
9780137155224
Lccn
2008032002
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn234444690
  • (OCoLC)234444690

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