9780674237803-0674237803-Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

ISBN-13: 9780674237803
ISBN-10: 0674237803
Edition: Reprint
Author: Dean, Cornelia
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674237803
ISBN-10: 0674237803
Edition: Reprint
Author: Dean, Cornelia
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dean, Cornelia wrote Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin comprising 296 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674237803 and 9780674237803. Since then Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.82 or rent at the marketplace.

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A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Most of us learn about science from media coverage, and anyone seeking factual information on climate change, vaccine safety, genetically modified foods, or the dangers of peanut allergies has to sift through an avalanche of bogus assertions, misinformation, and carefully packaged spin. Cornelia Dean draws on thirty years of experience as a science reporter at the New York Times to expose the tricks that handicap readers with little background in science. She reveals how activists, business spokespersons, religious leaders, and talk show hosts influence the way science is reported and describes the conflicts of interest that color research. At a time when facts are under daily assault, Making Sense of Science seeks to equip nonscientists with a set of critical tools to evaluate the claims and controversies that shape our lives.

“Making Sense of Science explains how to decide who is an expert, how to understand data, what you need to do to read science and figure out whether someone is lying to you… If science leaves you with a headache trying to figure out what’s true, what it all means and who to trust, Dean’s book is a great place to start.”
―Casper Star-Tribune

“Fascinating… Its mission is to help nonscientists evaluate scientific claims, with much attention paid to studies related to health.”
―Seattle Times

“This engaging book offers non-scientists the tools to connect with and evaluate science, and for scientists it is a timely call to action for effective communication.”
―Times Higher Education

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