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              The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

              The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.

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              The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral p...eriod in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored. What ensues when soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and economic regimes? The Great Collapse of 2093. This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world. Dramatizing climate change in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, this inventive, at times humorous work reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called carbon industrial complex that have turned the practice of sound science into political fodder. The authors conclude with a critique of the philosophical frameworks, most notably neo-liberalism, that do their part to hasten civilization's demise. Based on sound scholarship yet unafraid to tilt at sacred cows in both science and policy, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature. It includes a lexicon of historical and scientific terms that enriches the narrative and an interview with the authors.
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              ISBN 9780231169547
              Released AU 15 Jun 2014
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science
               

              The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science (Paperback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi

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              In the early 20th century American earth scientists vociferously opposed the radical notion of continental drift. Yet 50 years later the idea was heralded as a scientific breakthrough. This text explores why US geologists rejected so adamantly an idea now considered a cornerstone... of the discipline.
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              ISBN 9780195117332
              Released AU 1 Apr 1999
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Encyclical On Climate Change And Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home

              Encyclical On Climate Change And Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home (Paperback)

              By Francis, Pope; Introduction by Oreskes, Naomi

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              With an exclusive introduction by the acclaimed Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes, this is the complete text of the landmark encyclical letter by Pope Francis that has 'rocked the international community' (Time). The only secular edition of the Pope's remarks, the Encyclical on Cli...mate Change and Inequality is an essential document of our times - as significant a contribution to the movement for environmental justice and human rights as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was 55 years ago.
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              ISBN 9781612195285
              Released AU 3 Aug 2015
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              Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth
               

              Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth (Hardback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi

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              Can anyone today imagine the earth without its puzzle-piece construction of plate tectonics? The very term, plate tectonics, coined only thirty-five years ago, is now part of the vernacular, part of everyone's understanding of the way the earth works.The theory, research, data co...llection, and analysis that came together in the late 1960's to cons
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              ISBN 9780367317270
              Released AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth
               

              Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi

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              The definitive history of plate tectonics, told by the scientists who developed and assembled evidence for the theory

              ISBN 9780813341323
              Released AU 7 Feb 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Series Frontiers in Physics
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              Why Trust Science?

              Why Trust Science? (Hardback)

              Contributions by Lindee, M. Susan; Kowarsch, Martin; By Oreskes, Naomi; Edited by Macedo, Stephen; Contributions by Edenhofer, Ottmar

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              Why the social character of scientific knowledge is the reason why we can trust it Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should... we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength-and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect-nothing ever is when humans are involved-but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy. Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.
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              ISBN 9780691179001
              Released AU 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series The University Center for Human Values Series
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              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
               

              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (Hardback)

              Edited by Oreskes, Naomi; Krige, John

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              Investigations of how the global Cold War shaped national scientific and technological practices in fields from biomedicine to rocket science.

              ISBN 9780262027953
              Released AU 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
               

              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Oreskes, Naomi; Krige, John

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              Investigations of how the global Cold War shaped national scientific and technological practices in fields from biomedicine to rocket science.

              ISBN 9780262526531
              Released AU 15 Oct 2014
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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              Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
               

              Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Paperback)

              By Conway, Erik M.; Oreskes, Naomi

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              The troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.

              ISBN 9781408824832
              Released AU 1 Jul 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
               

              Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

              By Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M.

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              Anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book. -Al Gore

              ISBN 9781608193943
              Released AU 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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