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Oreskes, Naomi

Overview
Works: 56 works in 187 publications in 4 languages and 9,283 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Forecasts  Film adaptations  Exhibition catalogs  Science films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator
Classifications: Q147, 174.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Naomi Oreskes
 
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 )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,132 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,500 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
Merchants of doubt by Robert Kenner( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows several for-hire scientific experts that are regularly featured in the media speaking about threats to the public from various environmental and man-made events
The rejection of continental drift : theory and method in American earth science by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 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
The collapse of Western civilization : a view from the future by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 505 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
Science and technology in the global cold war( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigations of how the global Cold War shaped national scientific and technological practices in fields from biomedicine to rocket science
Dario Robleto : survival does not lie in the heavens by Gilbert Vicario( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 89 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 )

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

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens by Erik M Conway( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. These 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.Merchants of Doubt tells the 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. 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. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, 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."
Changing planet : past, present, future( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 47 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 25 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)
Encyclical on climate change and inequality : on care for our common home by Catholic Church( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, "rocked the international community"In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic listeners but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth.It is, in short, as the New York Times labeled it, "An urgent call to action . . . intended to persuade followers around the world change their behavior, in hopes of protecting a fragile planet."With an insightful and informative introduction by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, famed for her bestselling Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
The Collapse of Western Civilization A View from the Future by Erik M Conway( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oreskes and Conway do justice to the full seriousness of climate change. That seems to me prime among the many values of their book¿ For all its dispassion the book is a call to arms. Excellent¿ The Collapse of Western Civilization is a very readable and effective way of communicating the catastrophic implications of where we are heading under the climate crisis. A gripping and deeply disturbing account¿ 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. ... Oreskes and Conway have carved out a new space for historians to use their knowledge of alternative pasts to help imagine alternative futures. The authors' creative attack, ahead of the 2014 U.S. midterm elections, on those who today deny climate change and advocate a hands-off approach by government, is what makes this work a must-read in the politics of climate change. Its gift -- the real reason why everyone should read it -- is that it gives us an opportunity to imagine the world as our grandchildren will encounter it. Though short, Collapse provides a detailed examination of how we've failed our environment -- and a call to action to save what's left. [A] must-read ... What is science fiction today will someday be the history of real, live people -- billions of them. Kudos to Oreskes and Conway for finding a creative way to talk about the immoral choice we are making today and how those billions of people will suffer for it. This science-historical fantasy is thought-provoking, but is it prescient? Packed with salient science, smart speculati
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

Sekai o damashitsuzukeru kagakusha tachi by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American geological practice, participation and examination by Naomi Oreskes( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclical on climate change & inequality : on care for our common home by Francis( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the "Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality," the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact on the poor. In a stirring, clarion call that is not merely aimed at Catholic readers but rather at a wide, lay audience, the Pope cites the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, and does not hesitate to detail how it is the result of a historic level of unequal distribution of wealth."--Provided by publisher
Der Kalte Krieg gegen das Klim by Naomi Oreskes( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German 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
Naomi Oreskes Amerikaans historica

Naomi Oreskes amerikansk historikar

Naomi Oreskes amerikansk historiker

Naomi Oreskes historiadora estadounidense

Naomi Oreskes US-amerikanische Geologin und Wissenschaftshistorikerin

Наоми Орескес

ناومي أوراسكس

نائومی ارسكز تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

나오미 오레스케즈

오레스케스, 나오미

オレスケス, ナオミ

ナオミ・オレスケス

內奧米·奧利斯克斯

Languages
English (113)

German (14)

French (6)

Japanese (5)

Covers
Plate tectonics : an insider's history of the modern theory of the EarthThe rejection of continental drift : theory and method in American earth science