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  • PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. by Offit, Paul A. MD
    Offit, Paul A. MD
    PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; 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 scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an…

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    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; 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 scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously" and how we can learn from these mistakes. Selected bibliography. 282 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 71646
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  • ALL OVER CREATION. by Ozeki, Ruth.
    Ozeki, Ruth.
    ALL OVER CREATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle, which said 'Ruth OzekiÕs follow-up to her first novel, ÒMy Year of Meats,Ó is a triumph that earns its inclusive title. ÒAll Over CreationÓ naturally and joyfully folds concerns about genetically modified organisms into a powerful family drama set in rural Idaho, telling the story of a daughterÕs homecoming 25 years after she ran away from her now-ailing parentsÕ potato farm. As the daughter is forced to examine the circumstances of her adolescent flight and to make peace while itÕs still possible, Ozeki weaves in a story of corporate malfeasance,…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle, which said 'Ruth OzekiÕs follow-up to her first novel, ÒMy Year of Meats,Ó is a triumph that earns its inclusive title. ÒAll Over CreationÓ naturally and joyfully folds concerns about genetically modified organisms into a powerful family drama set in rural Idaho, telling the story of a daughterÕs homecoming 25 years after she ran away from her now-ailing parentsÕ potato farm. As the daughter is forced to examine the circumstances of her adolescent flight and to make peace while itÕs still possible, Ozeki weaves in a story of corporate malfeasance, creating a novel at once educational and entertaining, with multidimensional characters and an engaging narrative voice.' SIGNED on the title page. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-670-030910.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48740
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