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Historical perspectives on climate change

Author: James Rodger Fleming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Introduction: Apprehending climate change. 1. Climate and culture in Enlightenment thought. 2. The great climate debate in colonial and early America. 3. Privilieged positions: The expansion of observing systems. 4. Climate discourse transformed. 5. Joseph Fourier's theory of terrestrial temperatures. 6. John Tyndall, Svante Arrhenius, and early research on carbon dioxide and climate. 7. T.C. Chamberlin and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Fleming, James Rodger.
Historical perspectives on climate change.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97022545
(OCoLC)37201313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Rodger Fleming
ISBN: 9780198024064 0198024061
OCLC Number: 666991849
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Apprehending Climate Change; 1 Climate and Culture in Enlightenment Thought; 2 The Great Climate Debate in Colonial and Early America; 3 Privileged Positions: The Expansion of Observing Systems; 4 Climate Discourse Transformed; 5 Joseph Fourier's Theory of Terrestrial Temperatures; 6 John Tyndall, Svante Arrhenius, and Early Research on Carbon Dioxide and Climate; 7 T.C. Chamberlin and the Geological Agency of the Atmosphere; 8 The Climatic Determinism of Ellsworth Huntington; 9 Global Warming? The Early Twentieth Century.
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This book examines changing theories and perceptions of climatic change from the Enlightenment to the mid-twentieth century in both Europe and America. It explores the intellectual, social, and  Read more...

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"Fleming presents...academic work, with a superb bibliography, and places the development of the science of the greenhouse effect in a context of the scientific concepts of the day." Nature, 21/10/99

 
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