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junk science: how politicians, corporations and other hucksters betray us by dan agin

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  • Junk Science

    How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us

    An overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain.During the next thirty years, the American public will suffer from a rampage against reason by special interests in government, commerce, and the faith industry, and the rampage has already begun. In Junk Science, Dan Agin offers a response—a stinging condemnation of the egregious and constant ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Big Fat Liars

    How Politicians, Corporations, and the Media use Science and Statistics To Manipulate the Public

    These days, you can't turn on a television without hearing that you're probably fat, engaged in unhealthy behavior, failing to get sufficient exercise, destroying the environment through the use of practically every product that makes your life more convenient, and likely to fall victim to just about everything and everyone around you. But not only are the statistics that prove these points based ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • More Than Genes

    What Science Can Tell Us About Toxic Chemicals, Development, and the Risk to Our Children

    by Dan Agin ...
    We are all shaped by our genetic inheritance and by the environment we live in. Indeed, the argument about which of these two forces, nature or nurture, predominates has been raging for decades. But what about our very first environment--the prenatal world where we exist for nine months between conception and birth and where we are more vulnerable than at any other point in our lives? In More Than ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • When Gadgets Betray Us

    The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

    by Robert Vamosi ...
    Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our mobile phones, mp3 players, cars, and digital cameras become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details these gadgets might reveal about us.Robert Vamosi, an award-winning journalist and analyst who has been covering digital security issues for more than a decade, shows us the dark side ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    When Gadgets Betray Us

    The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies

    by Robert Vamosi ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...


    8 hours 45 min

    Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our BlackBerry devices, tablets, and digital capabilities become more and more complex we understand less and less about how they work. we no longer read the instruction manual before powering on, and we demand intuitive interfaces that get us up and running right away. But how many of us actually stop to think about potential threats to our privacy? ... Read more

    $29.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Lab Rats

    Tech Gurus, Junk Science, and Management Fads—My Quest to Make Work Less Miserable

    by Dan Lyons ...
    New York Times bestselling author Dan Lyons exposes how the "new oligarchs" of Silicon Valley have turned technology into a tool for oppressing workers in this "passionate" (Kirkus) and "darkly funny" (Publishers Weekly) examination of workplace culture.At a time of soaring corporate profits and plenty of HR lip service about "wellness," millions of workers--in virtually every industry -- are ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day

    The Real Deal on How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Other Washington Barbarians Are Bankrupting America

    The former Republican congressman and now host of MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” wittily presents The Real Deal—that Democrats and Republicans are indistinguishable: equally adept at pillaging and pork-barrelling your tax dollars—and he offers some solutions to the problemThey get themselves elected as “Washington outsiders”— Barbarians at the Gate. Once inside, however, these Vandals and Visigoths ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Corruption in Latin America

    How Politicians and Corporations Steal from Citizens

    This book is the newest and one of the very few existing examinations of the full nature of corruption throughout Central and South America. In detailed chapters written by experts with extensive in-country experience, it reveals the political and economic roots and consequences of corruption in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The editor’s introduction ... Read more

    $116.09 USD $89.09 USD

  • The Hormone Myth

    How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down

    **“**The Hormone Myth is a bracing, accurate breath of fresh air. It turns conventional wisdom about hormones on its head, and provides a far more liberating view of women’s health than what we’ve all been taught.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom“Is it that time of month?”“Is your biological clock ticking?”"You're so emotional lately—are you g... ... Read more

    $10.49 USD

  • Audiobook

    Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

    Narrated by Chris Henry Coffey ...


    10 hours 50 min

    From CSI to Forensic Files to the celebrated reputation of the FBI crime lab, forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers. Juries put their faith in “expert witnesses” and innocent people have been executed as a result. Innocent people are still on death row today, condemned by junk science. In 2012, the Innocence Project began searching ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

    Innocence Project attorney M. Chris Fabricant presents an insider’s journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo.Praise from John Grisham, author of A Time for Mercy: "No one in America will ever know the number of innocent people convicted, sent to prison, and even executed because of the flood of rotten forensics and ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Shopping for Votes

    How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them

    This second edition offers an insightful and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing in Canada-and what this means about the state of our democracy in the twenty-first century-from a leading political commentator.Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad Men of Canadian politics are planning their next consumer friendly pitch. Where once politics was seen as a public ... Read more