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Author Mooney, Chris (Chris C.)

Title Unscientific America : how scientific illiteracy threatens our future / Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2009.

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 Moore Stacks  Q149.U5 M66 2009    Available  ---
Description xiii, 209 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-198) and index.
Contents From a scientist and a writer -- Why Pluto matters -- Rethinking the problem of scientific illiteracy -- The rise and cultural decline of American science -- From Sputnik to Sagan -- Third culture, or nerd culture? -- Different rifts, still divided -- Science Escape 2008 -- Unpopular science -- Hollywood and the mad scientists -- Bruising their religion -- The future in our bones -- The bloggers cannot save us -- Is our scientists learning? -- Conclusion: a new mission for American science.
Summary Journalist and bestselling author Mooney and scientist Kirshenbaum offer an impassioned polemic about the dangers of America's scientific illiteracy. They go on to propose a broad array of initiatives that could lead to a greater integration of science into the national discourse.
Subject Science -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Communication in science -- United States.
Science in popular culture -- United States.
Added Author Kirshenbaum, Sheril.
ISBN 9780465013050 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0465013058 (hbk. : alk. paper)