How Science Works
Evaluating Evidence in Biology and Medicine
By (author) Stephen H. Jenkins
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How Science Works by Stephen H. Jenkins
Book DescriptionOne week, red wine is good for the heart. The next week, new reports say it's bad for the health. So which is true? Anyone who's ever read science news with fascination, or who's ever been confounded by conflicting stories will appreciate this book. Taking a look at some true to life contemporary news stories, the author assesses recent studies on topics ranging from vitamin C and caffeine to pollution and cancer. With straight talk and a passion for the whole project of science, he demysifies the cult of the expert and sheds light on the nitty-gritty details of scientific processes. Any scientist loves a challenge, but the biggest challenge of all, observes Jenkins, is shared by scientists and nonscientitsts alike: how to make practical decisions in light of ambiguous evidence. Promising no simple answers, this book does offer excellent food for thought for people pondering that next glass of wine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195158946
(240mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen H. Jenkins
Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology, Hardback (July 2015)
Featuring a new approach to an undergraduate biology text, Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology emphasizes and is organized around methods and different ways of experimentation, rather than around biological topics. The result is a book that teaches new biology students to think critically about a wide range biological questions and subjects.
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One week, red wine is good for the heart. The next week, new reports say it's bad for the health. So which is true? Taking a look at some true to life contemporary news stories, this book assesses studies on topics ranging from vitamin C and caffeine to pollution and cancer.
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