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              Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy
               

              Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oppenheimer, Michael; Oreskes, Naomi; Jamieson, Dale; Brysse, Keynyn; O'Reilly, Jessica

              • RRP: $77.00
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              Evaluates expert assessments used by governments for advice on the science, economics, and policy options available to confront large-scale environmental problems

              ISBN 9780226602011
              Released AU 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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

              • RRP: $252.00
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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
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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

              • RRP: $112.00
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Frontiers in Physics
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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

              • RRP: $158.99
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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)
              Interest Age General Audience
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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

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and?finally?the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegrati...on of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar 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?failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.
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              ISBN 9780231169547
              Released AU 15 Jun 2014
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Language (English)
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              Why Trust Science?
               

              Why Trust Science? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi; Contributions by Edenhofer, Ottmar; Krosnick, Jon; Lindee, M. Susan; Lange, Marc

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                6 Apr 21

              Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy 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 sci...ence 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. -- New Scientist
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              ISBN 9780691212265
              Released AU 6 Apr 2021
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The University Center for Human Values Series
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              Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don't Know about the Ocean
               

              Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don't Know about the Ocean (Hardback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi

              • RRP: $99.00
              • $99.00
              • Pub Date
                22 Mar 21

              What difference does it make who pays for science? Some might say none. If scientists seek to discover fundamental truths about the world, and they do so in an objective manner using well-established methods, then how could it matter who's footing the bill? History, however, sugg...ests otherwise. In science, as elsewhere, money is power. Tracing the recent history of oceanography, Naomi Oreskes discloses dramatic changes in American ocean science since the Cold War, uncovering how and why it changed. Much of it has to do with who pays. After World War II, the US military turned to a new, uncharted theater of warfare: the deep sea. The earth sciences-particularly physical oceanography and marine geophysics-became essential to the US navy, who poured unprecedented money and logistical support into their study. Science on a Mission brings to light how the influx of such military funding was both enabling and constricting: it resulted in the creation of important domains of knowledge, but also significant, lasting, and consequential domains of ignorance. As Oreskes delves into the role of patronage in the history of science, what emerges is a vivid portrait of how naval oversight transformed what we know about the sea. It is a detailed, sweeping history that illuminates the ways in which funding shapes the subject, scope, and tenor of scientific work, and it raises profound questions over the purpose and character of American science. What difference does it make who pays? The short answer is: a lot.
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              ISBN 9780226732381
              Released AU 22 Mar 2021
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Why Trust Science?

              Why Trust Science? (Hardback)

              By Oreskes, Naomi; Contributions by Edenhofer, Ottmar; Krosnick, Jon; Lindee, M. Susan; Lange, Marc

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy 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 sci...ence when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi O
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              ISBN 9780691179001
              Released AU 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The University Center for Human Values Series
              Language (English)
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              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
               

              Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (Hardback)

              Contributions by Oreskes, Naomi; Edited by Krige, John; Contributions by Creager, Angela N. H.; Schmalzer, Sigrid

              • Imp. $166.00
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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)

              Contributions by Oreskes, Naomi; Edited by Krige, John; Contributions by Creager, Angela N. H.; Schmalzer, Sigrid

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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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