Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush

The Dark Secrets of Scientific Research

Book - 2003
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Firefly Books Ltd

Recent scientific and technological discoveries have produced a stunning amount of unintended consequences. For every success there are tens or hundreds of failures. Some of these failures are harmless. Many are not and are kept secret for as long as possible.

Hush Hush is a compelling examination of the most notorious cases of scientific malfeasance ever exposed. You'll discover how these tragedies occurred, who was responsible, how they could have been prevented. And what actions have been taken to avoid a recurrence.

The book takes you behind-the-scenes of 40 cases, including:

  • Bhopal chemical disaster
  • The fluoride debate
  • Love Canal cover-up
  • Global warming and the selective use of data
  • Agent Orange
  • Tuskegee Syphilis study

This well-documented and profusely illustrated book challenges government, business, and the scientists themselves. The responsible parties are taken to task for covering-up serious health hazards in the interests of national security, corporate survival, and personal prestige.

Is science out of control? Read Hush Hush and keep in mind that for every exposed scientific secret, there are many more still under wraps and kept in the shadows.

A well-documented and profusely illustrated exposé of some of the most notorious cases of scientific malfeasance that were kept secret from the public as long as possible. Jordan wonders if government, business and science are out of control.

Book News
A powerful survey of some 40 cases of world wide corporate and governmental negligence, malpractice, and attempted cover-ups that have resulting in the death and injury of millions. Bordering on sensationalistic in tone, but not quite; rescued by its forthright, challenging discussion of the secretive methods used and the private interests at stake in keeping people from discovering and publicizing the hazards. Color photographs, including a few borderline gruesome images, although many simply show the environmental consequences. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552976074
Branch Call Number: 363.11 JOR
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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