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Introduction Alan Irwin, and Brian Wynne 1. Misunderstood misunderstandings: social identities and the public uptake of science Brian Wynne 2. Science and hell's kitchen: the local understanding of hazard issues Alan Irwin, Alison Dale, and Denis Smith 3. Authorising science: public understanding of science in museums Sharon Macdonald 4. Disembodied Knowledge? Making sense of medical science Helen Lambert, and Hilary Rose 5. Now you see it, now you don't: mediating science and managing uncertainty in reproductive medicine Frances Price 6. Knowing ignorance and ignoring knowledge: discourses of ignorance in the public understanding of science Mike Michael 7. Insiders and outsiders: identifying experts on home ground Rosemary McKechnie 8. Nature's advocates: on putting science to work in environmental organisations Steven Yearley.