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Historical perspectives on climate change

Author: James Rodger Fleming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Rodger Fleming
ISBN: 0195078705 9780195078701 0195189736 9780195189735
OCLC Number: 37201313
Description: xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 --
10. Global Cooling, Global Warming: Historical Dimensions.
Responsibility: James Rodger Fleming.
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A series of interrelated essays on elite and popular understanding of climate and climate change offers historical perspectives dating from the period of Enlightenment to the late 20th century. * Read more...

 
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