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Oreskes, Naomi

Overview
Works: 36 works in 97 publications in 4 languages and 5,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts  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 )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,936 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 )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,889 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 ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I. Not the Mechanism. 1. Two Visions of the Earth. 2. The Collapse of Thermal Contraction. 3. To Reconcile Historical Geology with Isotasy: Continental Drift. 4. Drift Mechanisms in the 1920s. II. Theory and Method. 5. From Fact to Theory. 6. The Short Step Backward. 7. Uniformitarianism and Unity. III. A Revolution in Acceptance. 8. Direct and Indirect Evidence. 9. An Evidentiary and Epistemic Shift. 10. The Depersonalization of Geology
The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China 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, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored. What ensues when soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and
Dario Robleto : survival does not lie in the heavens by Gilbert Vicario ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing planet past, present, future ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 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
L'effondrement de la civilisation occidentale un texte venu du futur by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and technology in the global cold war ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 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 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American geological practice: Participation and examination. Part 1. Origin of REE-enriched hematite breccias at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Part 2. The rejection of continental drift by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of drift appeared to threaten this cherished methodological practice. The resolution was a rejection of the theory, rather than a modification of practice, until plate tectonics was instantiated by means of a different kind of data, whose relationship to geological practice was being newly-formed
Special issue: perspectives on geophysics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 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
American geological practice, participation and examination by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sekai o damashitsuzukeru kagakushatachi by Naomi Oreskes ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Kalte Krieg gegen das Klim by Naomi Oreskes ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on geophysics ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 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
World in motion ( Visual )
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
 
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Alternative Names
オレスケス, ナオミ
Languages
English (68)
Japanese (4)
French (3)
German (1)
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