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$34.95

Hardcover

Published: 01 June 2021

456 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197547458


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Denying to the Grave

Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, Revised and Updated Edition

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

  • Presents a new theory of health science denial and why we put ourselves at risk by ignoring scientific evidence
  • Discusses controversial issues such as gun ownership, vaccines, and climate change
  • Offers solutions to the problem of health science denial, including techniques for combatting misinformation about health

New to this Edition:

  • Details the "assault on science" waged by political administrations the world over
  • Presents a new chapter on the threat posed by misinformation during a public health crisis
  • Offers fully updated information on conspiracy theories, charismatic leaders, confirmation bias, and risk perception
  • Proposes a novel approach to counteracting misinformation about health and science

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