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State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British Atmosphere / Edition 1
     

State, Science and the Skies: Governmentalities of the British Atmosphere / Edition 1

by Mark Whitehead
 

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ISBN-10: 1405191732

ISBN-13: 9781405191739

Pub. Date: 10/06/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution.

  • Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today
  • Presents archival

Overview

Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution.

  • Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today
  • Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government
  • Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science
  • Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191739
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series , #33
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

List of Abbreviations.

1 Introduction: Space, History and the Governing of Air Pollution.

2 Historical Geographies of Science and Government: Exploring the Apparatus of Atmospheric Knowledge Acquisition.

3 Science, Sight and the Optics of Air Government 37

4 Governing Air Conduct: Exhibition, Examination and the Cultivation of the Atmospheric Self.

5 Instrumentation and the Sites of Atmospheric Monitoring.

6 A National Census of the Air: Spatial Science, Calculation and the Geo-Coding of the Atmosphere.

7 Automating the Air: Atmospheric Simulations and Digital Beings.

8 Environmental Governmentalities and the Ecological Coding of the British Atmosphere.

9 Conclusion: Learning Like a State in an Age of Atmospheric Change.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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