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Confronting the Climate (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

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This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable “in” and the threatening “out” by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.

About the Author

Vladimir Jankovic is a historian of medical and environmental sciences at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. He has published in the history and geography of environmental knowledge, sociology of atmospheric sciences and medical climatology. His books and edited volumes include Reading the Skies, Intimate Universality, and Weather Local Knowledge and Everyday. He is President of International Commission for the History of Meteorology. He has been the Presenter for the scientific documentary Storms of War (Discovery Channel 2005).

Table of Contents

Exposed and Vulnerable * Cursed by Comfort * Artificial Airs * Intimate Climates * The Choice of Air

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230104754
Author:
Jankovic, Vladimir
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 pp. figs.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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