Hush Hush: The dark secrets of scientific research by Michael Jordan

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Hush Hush: The dark secrets of scientific research by Michael Jordan

Jordan, Michael. Hush Hush: The dark secrets of scientific research. Firefly Books, 2003. 1-55297-608-4 $ 24.95

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This compendium of cover-ups, catastrophes, and government goofs ranges from health scandals to environmental issues, and covers the dangers of cigarette smoking and cell phone use, after-effects of nuclear and chemical disasters, and more. The focus is on bad science: research carried out to manipulate data for the desired result and not releasing results of studies if those results are contrary to the desired data.

Overall this book presents facts in a non-alarming manner and encourages consumers to hold businesses, government and scientists accountable.

This is a browsable book, filled with slick, often-disturbing images of dead animals, disasters and disfigured humans. Most references listed are news and government websites; a few random searches garnered no FILE 404 NOT FOUND errors. Not a necessary purchase, but a thought-provoking one, appropriate for high school readers.

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