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Conway, Erik M. 1965-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 125 publications in 4 languages and 7,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Forecasts  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: Q147, 174.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Erik M Conway
 
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 )

45 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,181 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
The collapse of Western civilization : a view from the future by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world
Exploration and science : social impact and interaction by Michael S Reidy( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 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
Atmospheric science at NASA : a history by Erik M Conway( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erik M. Conway traces the history of atmospheric science at NASA, from its beginnings in 1958, the International Geophysical Year, through to the present, focusing on NASA's programs and research in meteorology, stratospheric ozone depletion, and planetary climates and global warming. But the story expands beyond science. NASA's researchers operated within an often politically contentious environment. Although environmental issues garnered strong public and political support in the 1970s, in the following decades many Americans opposed environmentalism as a threat to free-market capitalism." "Atmospheric Science at NASA critically examines this politically influential science, dissecting the often convoluted roles, motives, and relationships of the various institutional actors involved - among them NASA, congressional appropriation committees, government weather and climate bureaus, and the military."--BOOK JACKET
High-speed dreams : NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999 by Erik M Conway( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merchants of Doubt( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, the film takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities, yet have the aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change
Blind landings : low-visibility operations in American aviation, 1918-1958 by Erik M Conway( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When darkness falls, storms rage, fog settles, or lights fail, pilots are forced to make "instrument landings," relying on technology and training to guide them through typically the most dangerous part of any flight. In this original study, Erik M. Conway recounts one of the most important stories in aviation history: the evolution of aircraft landing aids that make landing safe and routine in almost all weather conditions. Discussing technologies such as the Loth leader-cable system, the American National Bureau of Standards system, and, its descendants, the Instrument Landing System, the MIT-Army-Sperry Gyroscope microwave blind landing system, and the MIT Radiation Lab's radar-based Ground Controlled Approach system, Conway interweaves technological change, training innovation, and pilots' experiences to examine the evolution of blind landing technologies. He shows how systems originally intended to produce routine, all-weather blind landings gradually developed into routine instrument-guided approaches. Even so, after two decades of development and experience, pilots still did not want to place the most critical phase of flight, the landing, entirely in technology's invisible hand. By the end of World War II, the very concept of landing blind therefore had disappeared from the trade literature, a victim of human limitations
Exploration and engineering : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for Mars by Erik M Conway( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has become synonymous with the United States' planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight history. In Exploration and Engineering, Erik M. Conway reveals how JPL engineers' creative technological feats led to major Mars exploration breakthroughs. He takes readers into the heart of the lab's problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil. Conway, JPL's historian, offers an insider's perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period
Les marchands de doute : ou comment une poignée de scientifiques ont masqué la vérité sur des enjeux de société tels que le tabagisme et le réchauffement climatique by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'effondrement de la civilisation occidentale un texte venu du futur by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Ende der Welt : Chronik eines angekündigten Untergangs by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wir schreiben das Jahr 2393. Die Erde ist nicht wiederzuerkennen. Über Jahrzehnte ignorierte Warnungen haben Temperatur und Meeresspiegel weiter ansteigen lassen, Holland, Bangladesch und New York sind von der Landkarte verschwunden. Der ungebremste Klimawandel gipfelte im Großen Kollaps des Jahres 2093, als der Zusammenbruch des westantarktischen Eisschilds die Welt ins Chaos stürzte. Geschrieben anlässlich des 300. Jahrestags der Katastrophe haben die Historiker Oreskes und Conway ein Meisterstück wissenschaftsbasierter Science Fiction vorgelegt, eine spannende wie beunruhigende Prophezeiung im Geiste eines Aldous Huxley oder George Orwell. (Quelle: Buchhandel.de)
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 6 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collapse of Western Civilization A View from the Future by Erik M Conway( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and--finally--the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment--the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies--failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature
Kōshite sekai wa owaru : subete wakatteirunoni tomerarenai koredake no riyū by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From chicken little to Dr. Pangloss : William Nierenberg, global warming, and the social deconstruction of scientific knowledge by Naomi Oreskes( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exploring Mars : the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the quest for the Red Planet by Erik M Conway( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming
Alternative Names
Erik M. Conway American historian

Erik M. Conway Amerikaans historicus

コンウェイ, エリック・M.

Languages
English (90)

German (12)

Japanese (10)

French (6)

Covers
Exploration and science : social impact and interactionAtmospheric science at NASA : a historyHigh-speed dreams : NASA and the technopolitics of supersonic transportation, 1945-1999Blind landings : low-visibility operations in American aviation, 1918-1958