Science and Civics, Still Immiscible

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Science  16 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5388, pp. 421
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5388.421

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Science in Public Communication, Culture, and Credibility. Jane Gregory and Steve Miller. Plenum Trade, New York, 1998. 304 pp. $29.95, C$41.95. ISBN 0-306-45860-8.

The authors examine debates on the nature and roles of popular science, the public understanding of science, and the presentation of science in the mass media. Among the topics they touch upon are science in museums and the public perception of risks of alar on apples, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and collisions with comets.