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The Resource The knowledge wars, Peter Doherty

The knowledge wars, Peter Doherty

Label
The knowledge wars
Title
The knowledge wars
Statement of responsibility
Peter Doherty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that are both inconvenient and threaten established power. The result is a polarising division in society and a sustained attack on the researchers and their findings. In The Knowledge Wars, Nobel prize winner Peter Doherty makes a passionate case for citizens to become informed and evaluate the facts of the debate for themselves and provides practical guidance on how to take action. The Knowledge Wars challenges our assumptions and encourages us to take an evidence-based view of the world. There's something here to offend everybody!
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10451846
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doherty, P. C
Dewey number
303.483
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science and civilisation
  • Science and state
  • Science
  • Climate and civilisation
Target audience
adult
Label
The knowledge wars, Peter Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Knowledge and power -- 1. A new beginning -- 2. Education, knowledge and power -- 3. Invention, new knowledge and the basic rules of science -- Working scientists -- 4. Early modern science and the first scientists -- 5. Investigating the scientists of today -- 6. Get involved - be a citizen scientist -- The good, the bad and the ugly -- 7. Fraud, error, criminality and correction -- 8. The culture of critique and the character of critics -- 9. Scepticism and denial - power and responsibility -- Belief, evidence and the power of narrative -- 10. Invented narrative and deliberate ignorance -- 11. The reality of faith -- 12. Basic limits and tensions in the knowledge/power equation -- Reality : imperfect for humans, inexorable for nature -- 13. False left/right divides and the lesser of two evils -- 14. Reality cannot be denied -- Appendices -- A. Checking out a scientist -- B. Reading the science literature -- C. Open access and the economics of publishing -- D. Peer review
Control code
000054698578
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780522862850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908193218
Label
The knowledge wars, Peter Doherty
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Knowledge and power -- 1. A new beginning -- 2. Education, knowledge and power -- 3. Invention, new knowledge and the basic rules of science -- Working scientists -- 4. Early modern science and the first scientists -- 5. Investigating the scientists of today -- 6. Get involved - be a citizen scientist -- The good, the bad and the ugly -- 7. Fraud, error, criminality and correction -- 8. The culture of critique and the character of critics -- 9. Scepticism and denial - power and responsibility -- Belief, evidence and the power of narrative -- 10. Invented narrative and deliberate ignorance -- 11. The reality of faith -- 12. Basic limits and tensions in the knowledge/power equation -- Reality : imperfect for humans, inexorable for nature -- 13. False left/right divides and the lesser of two evils -- 14. Reality cannot be denied -- Appendices -- A. Checking out a scientist -- B. Reading the science literature -- C. Open access and the economics of publishing -- D. Peer review
Control code
000054698578
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780522862850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908193218

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