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Weart, Spencer R. 1942-

Overview
Works: 174 works in 513 publications in 5 languages and 12,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 551.6
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Most widely held works about Spencer R Weart
 
Most widely held works by Spencer R Weart
The discovery of global warming by Spencer R Weart( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Discovery of Global Warming Spencer R. Weart lucidly explains the emerging science, introduces us to the major players, and shows us how the Earth's irreducibly complicated climate system was mirrored by the global scientific community that studied it."--Jacket
Nuclear fear : a history of images by Spencer R Weart( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never at war : why democracies will not fight one another by Spencer R Weart( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively book reveals a remarkable and tremendously important finding: fully democratic nations have never made war on other democracies. Furthermore, says the author, they probably never will. He analyzes for the first time every instance in history of a democracy confronting another with military force, from ancient Athens to modern America, and offers practical advice to ensure future peace. Book jacket."--Jacket
Scientists in power by Spencer R Weart( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of physics by Spencer R Weart( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of global warming by Spencer R Weart( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The rise of nuclear fear by Spencer R Weart( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a tsunami destroyed the cooling system at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged the use of nuclear power. Germany announced it would close its plants by 2022. Although the ills of fossil fuels are better understood than ever, the threat of climate change has never aroused the same visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weart dissects this paradox, demonstrating that a powerful web of images surrounding nuclear energy holds us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy. Building on his classic, 'Nuclear Fear', Weart follows nuclear imagery from its origins in the symbolism of medieval alchemy to its appearance in film and fiction. Long before nuclear fission was discovered, fantasies of the destroyed planet, the transforming ray, and the white city of the future took root in the popular imagination. At the turn of the twentieth century when limited facts about radioactivity became known, they produced a blurred picture upon which scientists and the public projected their hopes and fears. These fears were magnified during the Cold War, when mushroom clouds no longer needed to be imagined; they appeared on the evening news. Weart examines nuclear anxiety in sources as diverse as Alain Resnais's film 'Hiroshima Mon Amour', Cormac McCarthy's novel 'The Road', and the television show 'The Simpsons.' Recognizing how much we remain in thrall to these setpieces of the imagination, Weart hopes, will help us resist manipulation from both sides of the nuclear debate."--Back cover
Leo Szilard, his version of the facts : selected recollections and correspondence by Leo Szilard( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of great American physicists : the bicentennial commemorative volume of The American Physical Society 1976 by Spencer R Weart( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to build a sun by Spencer R Weart( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains various aspects of the sun - its origin, physical properties, distance from the earth, and its importance as a source of heat and light
Light : a key to the universe by Spencer R Weart( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses basic concepts of the physics of light, including light waves, the composition of light, its speed, and its significance in other branches of physics, and gives simple experiments which illustrate these concepts
La Grande aventure des atomistes français : les savants au pouvoir by Spencer R Weart( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El calentamiento global : historia de un descubrimiento científico by Spencer R Weart( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of global warming by Spencer R Weart( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to change the Earth's climate. This site (ca. 250,000 words) supplements a much shorter book by Spencer Weart that tells the story as a single connected narrative
Out of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the field of solid-state physics - also referred to as condensed matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The history of some exciting developments is told here in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship
Physics circa 1900 : personnel, funding, and productivity of the academic establishments by Paul Forman( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photoelectric eclipse observations of continuum and coronal line emission at the solar limb by Spencer R Weart( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Spencer R. Weart Amerikaans natuurkundige

Spencer R. Weart amerikansk fysikar

Spencer R. Weart amerikansk fysiker

Spencer R. Weart US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Weart, Spencer 1942-

Weart, Spencer Richard.

Уирт, Спенсер

اسپنکر آر وارت فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

위어트, 스펜서 R. 1942-

ウィアート, S. R

スペンサー・ワート

ワート, スペンサーR

Languages
English (149)

Spanish (6)

French (5)

German (1)

Arabic (1)

Covers
Never at war : why democracies will not fight one anotherScientists in powerHistory of physicsThe discovery of global warmingLeo Szilard, his version of the facts : selected recollections and correspondenceEl calentamiento global : historia de un descubrimiento científicoThe discovery of global warmingOut of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics