Merchants of Doubt
Rich Kremer, Associate Professor of History

Like my other recommendation, this is a page-turner, believe it or not, about how the tools of science have been used to produce not knowledge, but doubt. As in ... we don't know if cigarette smoking causes cancer, if acid rain is caused by smokestack emissions, if global warming is caused by human activities. Mix together university and medical school science, large corporations, democracy, modern media, ideologically driven think tanks, and a public not sure how "science works," and you get some amazing stories about what we "know and don't know" from science since the 1950s.