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- DescriptionThe function of scientific research is promoting the understanding of the world around us. In theory, anyway, the more we learn, the more potential we have of making our lives better. Thus, we have seen research in electronics provide us with computers, research in chemistry provide us with all manner of synthetics, and research in agriculture provide us with more food. Periodically, scientific research uncovers something that makes some of us uncomfortable. The discovery of the link between smoking and lung cancer and heart disease was t received well by the tobacco industry, and the link between global climate change and fossil fuel use has t been well received by the petroleum industry, to cite just two examples. Usually the response of those whose world has been disrupted by science is denial, often followed by attack on or ridicule of the science that has challenged them. In the long term, however, science usually turns out to be correct.
- Author BiographyBernard Marcus is the author of other books, including: Tropical Forests, Jones and Bartlett, 2008, 200 pp., SC $30.95 Human Nutrition (Cliffs Quick Review), Cliffs Notes, 1997, 192 pp., SC
- Author(s)Bernard A. Marcus
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication05/11/2011
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Series TitleSpringerbriefs in Evolutionary Biology
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note5 black & white illustrations, 1 colour illustrations, 1 black & white tables, biography
- Weight207 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Edition Statement2012
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