Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong
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Contributors:
Tremblay, Greg, narrator.
Published:
[Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Audio, [2017].
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
7audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 500 O328p
Hermitage - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 500 O328p
Description
What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating--and significant--missteps.Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.These are today's sins of science--as deplorable as mistaken ideas from the past such as advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, explained by renowned author and speaker Paul A. Offit. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using as case studies some of today's most controversial creations: e-cigarettes, GMOs, and drug treatments for ADHD.For every "Aha " moment that should have been an "Oh no," this book is an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously--and how we can learn to use its power for good.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
147085287X, 9781470852870, 9781470852887, 1470852888
UPC:
9781470852887

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Unabridged
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Greg Tremblay
Description
What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating--and significant--missteps.Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.These are today's sins of science--as deplorable as mistaken ideas from the past such as advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, explained by renowned author and speaker Paul A. Offit. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using as case studies some of today's most controversial creations: e-cigarettes, GMOs, and drug treatments for ADHD.For every "Aha!" moment that should have been an "Oh no," this book is an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously--and how we can learn to use its power for good.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Offit, P. A., & Tremblay, G. (2017). Pandora's lab: seven stories of science gone wrong. [Place of publication not identified]: Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Offit, Paul A and Greg, Tremblay. 2017. Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. [Place of publication not identified]: Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Offit, Paul A and Greg, Tremblay, Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. [Place of publication not identified]: Blackstone Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Offit, Paul A,, and Greg Tremblay. Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. [Place of publication not identified]: Blackstone Audio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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