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Fragile Science By Robin Baker

Fragile Science by Robin Baker

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The media hype surrounding GM foods, BSE, Clinical Depression, Obesity, Global Warming, Genetics and other issues put under the microscope.

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Fragile Science: The Reality Behind the Headlines by Robin Baker

Everyday the headlines bring news of the latest health scare, with worrying predictions for where developments in science will take us. We want and need to understand the phenomena that influence our lives, but science is often more subtle and more complicated than the headlines would suggest.Over a diverse range of subjects, Robin Baker proves that the science we as consumers believe to be true is often an oversimplification - a convenient way of explaining complex subjects which are little understood. His investigations reach their own, startling conclusions. Could it be possible, for example, that using sunscreen is actually increasing our chance of skin cancer? More and more people are taking Prozac, but does science have an easy answer to explain why? We all know the arguments in favour of conservation, but could there be strong biological arguments against it?'A thought-provoking author who forces you to re-examine widely held beliefs' Desmond Morris

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'A thought-provoking author who forces you to re-examine widely held beliefs' Desmond Morris

About Robin Baker

Robin Baker is a bestselling author in the field of sexual biology and his books include Sperm Wars, Baby Wars and Sex in the Future . From 1980-96 he was Reader in Zoology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster with over a hundred scientific papers and journalistic articles to his name. His work and ideas on the evolution of human behaviour have been featured in many television and radio programmes around the world. He now lives in the south of Spain with his family.

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GOR001784080
Fragile Science: The Reality Behind the Headlines by Robin Baker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-06-07
272
0330480936
9780330480932
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