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Silencing Science
 

Silencing Science (Paperback)

By Henry, Shaun

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The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ...the Fonterra botulism scare ...the Christchurch earthquakes - in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.What is the first duty of scientists in a crisis - to the government, to their employer, or to ...the wider public desperate for information? And what if these different objectives clash?In this penetrating BWB Text, leading scientist Shaun Hendy finds that in New Zealand, the public obligation of the scientist is often far from clear and that there have been many disturbing instances of scientists being silenced. Experts who have information the public seeks, he finds, have been prevented from speaking out. His own experiences have led him to conclude that New Zealanders have few scientific institutions that feel secure enough to criticise the government of the day.
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ISBN 9780947492847
Published NZ 11 May 2016
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Series BWB Texts
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ISBN-13 9780947492847
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 11 May 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Henry, Shaun
Series BWB Texts
Category Science Funding & Policy
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Dewey Code 306.450993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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