Unscientific America (Hardcover)

How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future

By Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum

Basic Books, 9780465013050, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

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An impassioned polemic about the dangers of America’s scientific illiteracy

About the Author

Chris Mooney is a contributing editor to Science Progress and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Republican War on Science, and Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming. He contributes to many publications including Wired, Slate, and The American Prospect. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.Sheril Kirshenbaum is a marine scientist and Research Associate at Duke University. Previously, she has served as a congressional science fellow and pop radio disc jockey. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.Together, they blog at The Intersection (http: //www.scienceblogs.com/intersection).

Praise For Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future

The Durham Herald Sun
“Non-scientists, and that includes most of us who work for newspapers or other media, owe it to themselves to read at least one book this year about the scientific issues facing the world. My pick is Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum's Unscientific America.”

Buffalo News
“[An] important book”

NSTA Recommends
“A tour-de-force…engaging…this book should find readership beyond just science students to all students interested, or becoming interested, in current issues important to politics, education, and the general state of our nation."

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