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The Discovery of Global Warming: Revised and Expanded Edition / Edition 2

The Discovery of Global Warming: Revised and Expanded Edition / Edition 2

by Spencer R. Weart
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ISBN-13: 9780674031890
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine Series , #13
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 533,401
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Spencer R. Weart is Director Emeritus 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

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The Discovery of Global Warming: Revised and Expanded Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It provided a background for me on why there is so much controversy on global warming.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Drawing from scientific discoveries in oceanography, meteorology, geochemistry, biology and astrophysics, author Spencer R. Weart draws you into the puzzle of climate change as it is unfolding through time. No one person had an "aha" moment and discovered global warming. Instead, today's understanding required an accumulation of theories from disparate areas of research, shaped by the rigors of the scientific method. These discoveries convinced most scientists that global warming is a serious phenomenon. Weart outlines the scientific process that led to today's climate diagnosis. He also relates lively stories about the people behind the discoveries. That may not be as immediately applicable, but getAbstract finds that it is illuminating and could help readers feel like insiders in this fight.