WorldCat Identities

Conway, Erik M. 1965-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 67 publications in 3 languages and 4,393 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography 
Classifications: Q147, 174.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erik M Conway
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book has been praised- and attacked- around the world, for reasons easy to understand. This book tells, with 'brutal clarity', the disquieting story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades that link smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. It is the troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda. The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. Remarkably, the same individuals surface repeatedly, some of the same figures who have claimed that the science of global warming is "not settled" denied the truth of studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it. The authors, both historians of science, roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era. -- from Back Cover
Exploration and science social impact and interaction by Michael S Reidy ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A simple question: Which came first, advances in navigation or successful voyages of discovery? A complicated answer: Both and neither. For more than four centuries, scientists and explorers have worked together?sometimes intentionally and sometimes not?in an ongoing, symbiotic partnership. When early explorers brought back exotic flora and fauna from newly discovered lands, scientists were able to challenge ancient authorities for the first time. As a result, scientists not only invented new navigational tools to encourage exploration, but also created a new approach to studying nature, in which observations were more important than reason and authority. The story of the relationship between science and exploration, analyzed here for the first time, is nothing less than the history of modern science and the expanding human universe."
Blind landings low-visibility operations in American aviation, 1918-1958 by Erik M Conway ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atmospheric science at NASA : a history by Erik M Conway ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-speed dreams : NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999 by Erik M Conway ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenging knowledge : how climate science became a victim of the Cold War by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Chicken Little to Dr. Pangloss : William Nierenberg, global warming, and the social destruction of scientific knowledge by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sekai o damashitsuzukeru kagakushatachi : 1 by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientist obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warmind by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sekai o damashitsuzukeru kagakushatachi : 2 by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interview with Charles Elachi by Charles Elachi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sekai o damashitsuzukeru kagakushatachi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Blind landings low-visibility operations in American aviation, 1918-1958 by Erik M Conway ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
コンウェイ, エリック・M.
Languages
English (58)
Japanese (8)
French (1)
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