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Science under Fire

Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674987913

Publication Date: 12/08/2020

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Andrew Jewett is the author of Science, Democracy, and the American University: From the Civil War to the Cold War. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, NYU, Vanderbilt, and Boston College and held fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Cornell Society for the Humanities, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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