Title: Media Mediocrity : Waging War Against Science.
Publisher:  Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2011, ISBN:9781552664001
Seller ID: 94582
ZURAWSKI, Richard. Media Mediocrity : Waging War Against Science. Halifax &Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, (2011). Pp (4),1-152,(2). Index. 8vo, Illu strated white card covers. In Media Mediocrity, Richard Zurawski argues that the science we see on television is inaccurate and misleading, little more than spectacle and sound bites aimed at securing rather than educating its audience. As television continues to be the main source or scientific information for most North Americans, Zurawski contends that this dumbing-down of science has serious consequences. Examining issues such as global warming, tobacco consumption and intelligent design, Media Mediocrity argues that a misinformed public cannot hope to make informed decisions. We rely on experts to guide our individual and collective decision-making, but when scientific information is hijacked by vested interests and profit-making, we are denied access to those experts and led to believe that debate is still an option. If science is out best hope for avoiding ecological catastrophe, we must put an end to this war on science and educate ourselves beforeit is too late. - from the back cover. Richard Zurawski is a meteorologis t, documentary film producer, TV host,writer, university lecturer, public speaker and media expert and personality. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lacking title page, else very good. As is. 10.00