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Product Description: Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying...read more
By Jeremy Gruber (editor) and Sheldon Krimsky (editor)

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9781628736601 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, June 3, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients.

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9781510702660 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, April 12, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients.

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Product Description: Stem cells and the emerging field of regenerative medicine are at the frontiers of modern medicine. These areas of scientific inquiry suggest that in the future, damaged tissue and organs might be repaired through personalized cell therapy as easily as the body repairs itself, revolutionizing the treatment of numerous diseases...read more

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9780231167482 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 23, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Stem cells and the emerging field of regenerative medicine are at the frontiers of modern medicine.

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Product Description: Can genes determine which fifty-year-old will succumb to Alzheimer’s, which citizen will turn out on voting day, and which child will be marked for a life of crime? Yes, according to the Internet, a few scientific studies, and some in the biotechnology industry who should know better...read more
By Jeremy Gruber (editor) and Sheldon Krimsky (editor)

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9780674064461 | Sew edition (Harvard Univ Pr, February 26, 2013), cover price $47.50 | About this edition: Can genes determine which fifty-year-old will succumb to Alzheimer’s, which citizen will turn out on voting day, and which child will be marked for a life of crime?

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Product Description: Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Leading scholars in law, medicine, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology examine the impact of modern genetics on the concept of race...read more
By Sheldon Krimsky (editor)

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9780231156967 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 31, 2011, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories?

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Product Description: Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Leading scholars in law, medicine, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology examine the impact of modern genetics on the concept of race...read more
By Evelynn M. Hammonds (foreword by), Sheldon Krimsky (editor) and Kathleen Sloan (editor)

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9780231156974 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 31, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories?

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Product Description: Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age is the first book reaching broadly into biotechnology that imbeds the issues into a rights framework for the social management of technology. The contributors to the volume comprise prominent university scientists, civil rights lawyers, and public interest activists who bring their perspectives to issues where science and civil liberties meet head on...read more
By Sheldon Krimsky (editor) and Peter Shorett (editor)

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9780742543409 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 28, 2005, cover price $101.00 | About this edition: Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age is the first book reaching broadly into biotechnology that imbeds the issues into a rights framework for the social management of technology.

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Product Description: Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age is the first book reaching broadly into biotechnology that imbeds the issues into a rights framework for the social management of technology. The contributors to the volume comprise prominent university scientists, civil rights lawyers, and public interest activists who bring their perspectives to issues where science and civil liberties meet head on...read more
By Paul R. Billings, M. D. (other contributor), Sheldon Krimsky (editor), Bill McKibben (foreword by) and Peter Shorett (editor)

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9780742543416 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 28, 2005, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age is the first book reaching broadly into biotechnology that imbeds the issues into a rights framework for the social management of technology.

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Product Description: Something has changed in the culture and values of academic science over the last quarter-century. University science is now entangled with entrepreneurship, and researchers with a commercial interest are caught in an ethical quandary...read more

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9780742514799 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 1, 2003, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Something has changed in the culture and values of academic science over the last quarter-century.

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9780742543713 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 30, 2004, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Something has changed in the culture and values of academic science over the last quarter-century.
9780742542358 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 1, 2004, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: In Hormonal Chaos, Sheldon Krimsky traces the emergence of an unorthodox hypothesis that casts new suspicions on a broad range of modern industrial chemicals. At the heart of his story is the "Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis," the assertion that a class of chemicals called "endocrine disruptors" are interfering with the normal functioning of hormones in animals and humans...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801862793 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In Hormonal Chaos, Sheldon Krimsky traces the emergence of an unorthodox hypothesis that casts new suspicions on a broad range of modern industrial chemicals.

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9780801872525 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, June 14, 2002, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In Hormonal Chaos, Sheldon Krimsky traces the emergence of an unorthodox hypothesis that casts new suspicions on a broad range of modern industrial chemicals.

Modern agriculture is being transformed by the genetic alteration of seeds, animals, and microorganisms, a process that has produced such products as Flavr Savr tomatoes and crops resistant to specific insects or herbicides. Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment is the first comprehensive overview of the ongoing transformation of agriculture, exploring the impact of genetic engineering from scientific, social, ethical, and ecological perspectives. Sheldon Krimsky and Roger Wrubel detail the impact the new generation of products is expected to have on agricultural practice and the environment and assess the degree to which current trends in biotechnology match earlier expectations. They also analyze the social and political response to innovations resulting from genetic technology.

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9780252021640 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: Modern agriculture is being transformed by the genetic alteration of seeds, animals, and microorganisms, a process that has produced such products as Flavr Savr tomatoes and crops resistant to specific insects or herbicides.

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9780252065248 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $30.00

The social science approach to risk has matured over the past two decades, with distinct paradigms developing in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, psychology, and sociology. Social Theories of Risk traces the intellectual origins and histories of twelve of the established and emerging paradigms from the perspective of their principal proponents. Each contributor examines the underlying assumptions of his or her paradigm, the foundational issue it seeks to address, and likely future directions of research.Taken together, these essays illustrate that the principal achievement of social sciences has been to broaden the debate about risk beyond the narrow, technical considerations of engineers and the physical and life sciences. The authors conclude that expert knowledge is not value-free, that public perceptions of and attitudes toward risks vary according to a wide range of social, psychological, and cultural variables, and that public opposition to particular risks cannot be assuaged by technical fixes. The essays reveal the circuitous paths that lead people to the study of risk, highlight how these paths have crossed and discuss some of the seminal influences on individuals and the field in general. Social Theories of Risk presents a broad, retrospective view of the state of the theory in the social sciences, written by many who have been on the cutting edge of risk research since its early days. The book includes both established and novel perspectives that address the theoretical foundations of the field and reflect what we know about risk as a psychological, social, and cultural phenomenon. The collection of papers not only informs us of the tributary ideas that spawned the social studies of risk, but also how the field has matured. The biographical flavor of the essays provides fascinating reading for established members of the field, and a valuable entree for newcomers. It is an ideal college text for courses in the history of science, environmental policy, and science, technology, and society, as well as the burgeoning array of more specialized courses in risk assessment and management. (view table of contents)

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9780275941680 | Praeger Pub Text, August 1, 1992, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: The social science approach to risk has matured over the past two decades, with distinct paradigms developing in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, psychology, and sociology.

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9780275943172 | Praeger Pub Text, August 30, 1992, cover price $43.95

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Product Description: Impacts of technological change have historically been assessed only after the passage of a significant period of time. It is then that historians recreate the decisions that were made, sort out the influencing factors, and debate in hindsight the options that were available at the time...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780275938598 | Praeger Pub Text, September 1, 1991, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: Impacts of technological change have historically been assessed only after the passage of a significant period of time.

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9780275938604 | Praeger Pub Text, July 30, 1991, cover price $31.95

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Product Description: This substantive, insightful book demonstrates the growing importance of risk communication as both a technical and cultural phenomenon. The authors discuss the various processes used to communicate risk to citizens; explore how the public responds to risk messages; and examine how social, economic, historical, and political factors can influence the success or failure of risk communication...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780865691841 | Praeger Pub Text, October 1, 1988, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: This substantive, insightful book demonstrates the growing importance of risk communication as both a technical and cultural phenomenon.

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9780865691872 | Praeger Pub Text, September 30, 1988, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This substantive, insightful book demonstrates the growing importance of risk communication as both a technical and cultural phenomenon.

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Product Description: Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780262610384 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, November 1, 1984), cover price $37.00 | About this edition: Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing.

Product Description: Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780262110839 | Mit Pr, November 1, 1982, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Genetic Alchemy summarizes and clarifies the background of policy and ethical issues, the debates engendered by uncertain risks to researchers and the population at large, and the roles played by scientists involved in one of the most prominent and controversial new technologies, gene splicing.

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