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The Discovery of Global Warming (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)

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The award-winning book is now revised and expanded.

In 2001 an international panel of distinguished climate scientists announced that the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last ten millennia, and that warming was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases from human activity. The story of how scientists reached that conclusion--by way of unexpected twists and turns--was the story Spencer Weart told in The Discovery of Global Warming. Now he brings his award-winning account up to date, revised throughout to reflect the latest science and with a new conclusion that shows how the scientific consensus caught fire among the general world public, and how a new understanding of the human meaning of climate change spurred individuals and governments to action.

Synopsis:

In 2001 an international panel of climate scientists announced that the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last two millennia. The story of how scientists reached that conclusion was the story Weart told in The Discovery of Global Warming. The award-winning book is now revised and expanded to reflect the latest science.

Synopsis:

A USA Today Best Book of the Year

Synopsis:

A Discover Top Science Book of the Year

About the Author

Spencer R. Weartis Director of the <>Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. How Could Climate Change?
  2. Discovering a Possibility
  3. A Delicate System
  4. A Visible Threat
  5. Public Warnings
  6. The Erratic Beast
  7. Breaking into Politics
  8. Speaking Science to Power
  9. The Work Completed...and Begun
  • Reflections
  • Milestones
  • Notes
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674031890
Author:
Weart, Spencer R
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Weart, Spencer R.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
International cooperation
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Subject:
Science-Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Series:
New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 graph
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
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"Synopsis" by , In 2001 an international panel of climate scientists announced that the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last two millennia. The story of how scientists reached that conclusion was the story Weart told in The Discovery of Global Warming. The award-winning book is now revised and expanded to reflect the latest science.
"Synopsis" by , A USA Today Best Book of the Year
"Synopsis" by , A Discover Top Science Book of the Year
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