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Does the general public need to understand science? And if so, is it scientists' responsibility to communicate? Critics have argued that, despite the huge strides made in technology, we live in a "scientifically illiterate" society--one that thinks about the world and makes important decisions without taking scientific knowledge into account. But is the solution to this "illiteracy" to deluge the layman with scientific information? Or does science news need to be focused around specific issues and organized into stories that are meaningful and relevant to people's lives? In this unprecedented, comprehensive look at a new field, Jane Gregory and Steve Miller point the way to a more effective public understanding of science in the years ahead.

Synopsis:

A fascinating and insightful look at science in the media.

About the Author

Jane Gregory is Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London. Steve Miller has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and is currently Reader in Science Communication and Planetary Science at University College, London. Jane Gregory is Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College, London. Steve Miller has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and is currently Reader in Science Communication and Planetary Science at University College, London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738203577
Author:
Gregory, Jane
Author:
Miller, Steve
Author:
Miller, Steven
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
163.
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 15 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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