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Oreskes, Naomi

Overview
Works: 33 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 5,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Commentator
Classifications: Q147, 551.136
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Most widely held works by Naomi Oreskes
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,911 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
Plate tectonics : an insider's history of the modern theory of the Earth ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects eighteen essays on the development of the theory of plate tectonics, covering key concepts, terminology, and the contributions of the scientists who helped develop the model that is today widely accepted in the field
The rejection of continental drift : theory and method in American earth science by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why did American geologists reject the notion of continental drift, first posed in 1915? And why did British scientists view the theory as a pleasing confirmation? This text, based on archival resources, provides answers to these questions
Dario Robleto : survival does not lie in the heavens by Gilbert Vicario ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing planet past, present, future ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three leading researchers guide us on an exploration of the history of life on Earth and discuss present-day concerns about climate change
Plate tectonics : an insider's history of the modern theory of the earth ; [seventeen original essays by the scientists who made earth history] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 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
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
American geological practice, participation and examination by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
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
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
Plate tectonics : an insider's history of the modern of the earth ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 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
Special issue: perspectives on geophysics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World in motion ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though many questions remain unanswered, the evidence for plate tectonics is found virtually everywhere it is sought and continues to mount today. Polar wandering and the characteristics of plate boundaries, hot spots, and earthquakes continue the study of plate tectonics
Perspectives on geophysics ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Objectivity or heroism? : On the invisibility of women in science by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate change scepticism ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This week The Science Show presents excerpts from a symposium at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in San Diego which looks at the sources and strategies of scepticism to climate change science. While the science supporting anthropogenic climate change becomes stronger and more consensual, it still remains highly controversial. This symposium addresses the contributors to this anomaly, and the success of contrarian scientists and others in promoting climate change scepticism throughout society"--Science show website
 
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Alternative Names
オレスケス, ナオミ
Languages
English (66)
Japanese (4)
French (1)
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