Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney

Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard Nixon fired his science advisors. In the White House and Congress today, findings are reported in a politicized manner; spun or distorted to fit the speakers agenda; or, when theyre too inconvenient, ignored entirely. On a broad array of issues-stem cell research, climate change, evolution, sex education, product safety, environmental regulation, and many others-the Bush administrations positions fly in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus. Federal science agencies-once fiercely independent under both Republican and Democratic presidents-are increasingly staffed by political appointees who know industry lobbyists and evangelical activists far better than they know the science. This is not unique to the Bush administration, but it is largely a Republican phenomenon, born of a conservative dislike of environmental, health, and safety regulation, and at the extremes, of evolution and legalized abortion.
In The Republican War on Science, Chris Mooney ties together the disparate strands of the attack on science into a compelling and frightening account of our governments increasing unwillingness to distinguish between legitimate research and ideologically driven pseudoscience.

Buy The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780465046768
ISBN-10: 0465046762
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Republican War on Science book by Chris Mooney and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney, a journalist specializing in the relation of science and politics, is a Washington correspondent for Seed magazine. He has written for the American Prospect, Mother Jones, Wired, the Washington Post, Slate, and many other publications. The Republican War on Science is his first book. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Books By Chris Mooney

Soul Collectors by Chris Mooney
Paperback / softback, October 2010
$20.66 $22.95
Republican Brain by Chris Mooney
Hardback, March 2012
$62.32 $69.24
World without End by Chris Mooney
Paperback, August 2009
$46.27 $51.41
Remembering Sarah by Chris Mooney
Paperback, August 2009
$35.64 $39.60