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Fleming, James Rodger

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Works: 47 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 7,951 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Commentator
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Most widely held works by James Rodger Fleming
Historical perspectives on climate change by James Rodger Fleming( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fixing the sky : the checkered history of weather and climate control by James Rodger Fleming( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These ideas might sound like science fiction, but in fact they are part of a very old story. For more than a century, scientists, soldiers, and charlatans have tried to manipulate weather and climate, and like them, today's climate engineers wildly exaggerate what is possible. Scarcely considering the political, military, and ethical implications of managing the world's climate, these individuals hatch schemes with potential consequences that far outweigh anything their predecessors might have faced
Toxic airs : body, place, planet in historical perspective by James Rodger Fleming( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toxic Airs brings together historians of medicine, environmental historians, historians of science and technology, and interdisciplinary scholars to address atmospheric issues at a spectrum of scales from body to place to planet. The chapters analyze airborne and atmospheric threats posed to humans. The contributors demonstrate how conceptions of toxicity have evolved over many centuries and how humans have both created and mitigated toxins in the air"--
Inventing atmospheric science : Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology by James Rodger Fleming( )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This big picture history of atmospheric research examines the first six decades of the twentieth century, from the dawn of applied fluid dynamics to the emergence, by 1960, of the interdisciplinary atmospheric sciences. Using newly available archival sources, it documents the work of three interconnected generations of scientists: Vilhelm Bjerknes, Carl-Gustaf Rossby, and Harry Wexler, whose aspirations were fueled by new theoretical insights, pressing societal needs, and expanded technological capabilities. Radio, radar, aviation, nuclear tracers, digital computing, sounding rockets, and satellites provided new ways to measure and study the global atmosphere -- a huge and dauntingly complex system. Bjerknes brought us a fundamental circulation theorem and founded the Bergen school of weather forecasting; Rossby established the graduate schools of meteorology at M.I.T., Chicago, and Stockholm, which focused on upper-air dynamics and, after 1947, on atmospheric environmental issues; and Wexler brought all the new technologies into the U.S. Weather Bureau and, with his colleague Jule Charney, prepared the foundations for the emergence of the interdisciplinary atmospheric sciences. This history weaves together cold war studies, military history, the rise of government research and development, and aviation and aeronautics with a nascent global awareness. It is a fascinating history of something we all experience--the weather --told through compelling historical characters"--Provided by publisher
Meteorology in America, 1800-1870 by James Rodger Fleming( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Callendar effect : the life and work of Guy Stewart Callendar (1898-1964), the scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate change by James Rodger Fleming( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of the remarkable scientist who linked the three key elements of global warming: rising temperatures, rising levels of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, and infrared sky radiation. He did this in 1938! The Callendar Effect is the name given to Guy Stewart Callendar's monumental discovery that climatic change could be brought about by increases in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide due to human activities, primarily through burning fossil fuels. Callendar's life and work are reconstructed from his never-before-published original scientific correspondence, no
Science, technology, and the environment : multidisciplinary perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalizing polar science : reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical years( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that was focused on, but not limited to, understanding the Earth's poles. This groundbreaking collection redresses the surprising failure of historians to explore beyond even a cursory manner the richness of the IPYs and IGY as sites of historical and scientific study. In doing so, it illuminates critical aspects of the last 150 years of international scientific endeavour"--
Intimate universality : local and global themes in the history of weather and climate( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight essays from a summer 2004 meeting of the International Commission on History of Meteorology, held in Kloster Polling, Upper Bavaria, launch a new series on the history of the science of atmospheres. The topics include meteorology in John Herschel's (1792-1871) terrestrial physics; understanding cloud formation, cloud chambers, and the role of meteorology in Cambridge physics in the late 19th century; and atmospheric science, aviation technology, and neocolonialism in the Americas 1919-45. All but one of the contributing historians of science are from the US. Science History Publications USA is a division of Watson Publishing International
Historical essays on meteorology, 1919-1995 : the Diamond Anniversary history volume of the American Meteorological Society by James Rodger Fleming( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the American Meteorological Society engaged a number of eminent pioneers and leading practitioners to write about the fields they helped develop. They were joined by several professional historians of science and technology. The resulting essays constitute a substantial sampling of what has been learned since 1919 in the atmospheric sciences and servicesin research, in education, and in the private sector. This volume will be of interest to weather professionals and enthusiasts, historians of science, and to students of science and history. It will help us calibrate where we are, where we have been, and where we might be going as a discipline. Hopefully it will inspire others to value the past and to dig into it more deeply. Such attention to history is a necessary step in the maturation of a scientific discipline
Klima by James Rodger Fleming( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International bibliography of meteorology : from the beginning of printing to 1889 : four volumes in one: temperature, moisture, winds, storms( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weathering the storm : Sverre Petterssen, the D-day forecast, and the rise of modern meteorology by Sverre Petterssen( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the memoirs of Sverre Pettersen, prominent leader in the field of meteorology. Delving through his recollections of his childhood in Norway, education and work at the famous Bergen school of Meteorology to the World War II crisis and D-Day, Petterssen uncovers the history of meteorology, documenting it from his perspective. Meteorology today is the beneficiary of his work
Antarctica and the humanities by Roberts Peder( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human poopulation, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly
Klima( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to historical resources in the atmospheric sciences : archives, manuscripts, and special collections in the Washington, D.C. area by James Rodger Fleming( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of the "Guide to Historical Resources in the Atmospheric Sciences" by James Rodger Fleming, which discusses archives, manuscripts, and special collections in the Washington, D.C. area. Notes that the print version is published by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Contains a historical overview of meteorology in America and lists the depositories surveyed. Includes a site search engine
Meteorology in America, 1814-1874 : theoretical, observational, and institutional horizons by James Rodger Fleming( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiative effects of cirrus clouds by James R Fleming( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divergence of net radiation in a tropical atmosphere with cirrus clouds has been examined in terms of two bulk radiative properties of the cloud: shortwave thickness and broad-band infrared emissivity
The papers of Guy Stewart Callendar [videorecording] by Guy Stewart Callendar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osiris( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fixing the sky : the checkered history of weather and climate control
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Fixing the sky : the checkered history of weather and climate controlMeteorology in America, 1800-1870The Callendar effect : the life and work of Guy Stewart Callendar (1898-1964), the scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate changeScience, technology, and the environment : multidisciplinary perspectivesGlobalizing polar science : reconsidering the International Polar and Geophysical yearsIntimate universality : local and global themes in the history of weather and climateHistorical essays on meteorology, 1919-1995 : the Diamond Anniversary history volume of the American Meteorological SocietyKlima
Alternative Names
Fleming, James R.

Fleming, James R. 1949-

Languages
English (167)