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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Anderson, Katharine (2005) Predicting the weather: Victorians and the science of meteorology (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press)

Antonello, Alessandro and Carey, Mark (2017) 'Ice cores and the temporalities of the global environment', Environmental humanities 9(2), 181–203

Behringer, Wolfgang (2010) A cultural history of climate (Cambridge: Polity Press) [first published in German 2007]

Bonneuil, Christophe and Fressoz, Jean-Baptiste (2016) The shock of the Anthropocene: the Earth, history and us (London: Verso) [first published in French 2013]

Carey, Mark (2010) In the shadow of melting glaciers: climate change and Andean society (New York: Oxford University Press)

Caseldine, C. J. and Turney, C. (2010) 'The bigger picture: towards integrating palaeoclimate and environmental data with a history of societal change', Journal of Quaternary Science 25(1), 88–93

Chakrabarty, Dipesh (2018) 'Anthropocene time', History and theory 57(1), 5–32

Coen, Deborah R. (2016) 'Big is a thing of the past: climate change and methodology in the history of ideas', Journal of the history of ideas 77(2), 305–21

Coen, Deborah R. (2018) Climate in motion: science, empire, and the problem of scale (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press)

Davis, Mike (2000) Late Victorian holocausts: El Niño famines and the making of the Third World (London: Verso)

Dry, Sarah (2009) 'Safety networks: fishery barometers and the outsourcing of judgement at the early Meteorological Department', British journal for the history of science 42(1): 35–56

Dry, Sarah and Leach, Melissa (eds.) (2010) Epidemics: science, governance and social justice (London: Earthscan)

Dry, Sarah (2019) Waters of the world: the story of the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers, and atmosphere – and made the planet whole (London/Chicago: Scribe UK/Univ. of Chicago Press)

Edwards, Paul N. (2010) A vast machine: computer models, climate data, and the politics of global warming (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press)

Fleming, James Rodger (1998) Historical perspectives on climate change (New York: Oxford University Press)

Fleming, James Rodger, Janković, Vladimir and Coen, Deborah R. (eds.) (2006) Intimate universality: local and global themes in the history of weather and climate (Sagamore Beach; Science History Publications)

Fressoz, Jean-Baptiste and Locher, Fabien (2012) 'Modernity's frail climate: a climate history of environmental reflexivity', Critical inquiry 38: 579–98

Golinski, Jan (2007) British weather and the climate of Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

Grove, Richard H. (1997) Ecology, climate and empire: colonialism and global environmental history 1400–1940 (Cambridge: White Horse Press)

Harley, J.B. (2002) The new nature of maps (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)

Harper, Kristine (2008) Weather by the numbers: The genesis of modern meteorology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press)

Howe, Joshua P. (2014) Behind the curve: science and the politics of global warming (Seattle/London: Washington Univ. Press)

Hulme, Mike (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 393pp.

Hulme, Mike (2011) 'Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism', Osiris 26(1): 245–266

Hulme, Mike (2017) Weathered: cultures of climate (London: Sage)

Hulme, Mike, Obermeister, Noam, Randalls, Samuel and Borie, Maud (2018) 'Framing the challenge of climate change in Nature and Science editorials', Nature climate change 8(6): 515–521

Imbrie, John and Imbrie, Katherine Palmer (1986) Ice ages: solving the mystery (London/Cambridge, MA: Macmillan)

Janković, Vladimir (2001) Reading the skies: a cultural history of English weather, 1650–1820 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

Jasanoff, Sheila (2004) States of knowledge: The co-production of science and social order (London: Routledge)

Mahony, Martin and Hulme, Mike (2018) 'Epistemic geographies of climate change: science, space and politics', Progress in human geography 42(3), 395–424

Mahony, Martin and Endfield, Georgina (2018) 'Climate and colonialism', Wiley interdisciplinary reviews: climate change, 9, doi: 10.1002/wcc.510

Malm, Andreas (2016) Fossil capital: the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming (London: Verso)

Mann, Michael E. (2012) The hockey stick and the climate wars: dispatches from the front lines (New York: Columbia University Press)

Oldfield, Jonathan D. (2018) 'Imagining climates past, present and future: Soviet contributions to the science of anthropogenic climate change, 1953–1991', Journal of historical geography 60, 41–51

Oreskes, Naomi and Conway, Erik M. (2010) Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming (New York: Bloomsbury Press)

Parker, Geoffrey (2013) Global crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century (New Haven: Yale University Press)

Rotberg, Robert I. and Rabb, Theodore K. (eds.) (1981) Climate and history: studies in interdisciplinary history (Princeton: Princeton University Press)

Rudwick, Martin J. S. (2005) Bursting the limits of time: The reconstruction of geohistory in the age of revolution (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press)

Rudwick, Martin J. S. (2008) Worlds before Adam: the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press)

Schaffer, Simon (2019) 'Nineteenth-century survey sciences: enterprises, expeditions and exhibitions', Notes and records of the Royal Society 73: special issue, co-editor

Schaffer, Simon (2019) 'Instruments and ingenuity between India and Britain', Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society 140(March): 2–13

Schaffer, Simon (2017) 'Oriental metrology and the politics of antiquity in nineteenth-century survey sciences', Science in context 30: 173–212

Schaffer, Simon (2012) 'Public trials and climate shows', Current anthropology 53: 230–2, 241

Schaffer, Simon (2012) 'Transport phenomena: space and visibility in Victorian physics', Early popular visual culture 10: 71–91

Schneider, Birgit (2018) Klimabilder. Eine genealogie globaler bildpolitiken von klima und klimawandel (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz)

Sörlin, Sverker and Wormbs, Nina (2018) 'Environing technologies: A theory of making environment', History and technology 34(2), 101–25

Staley, Richard (2006) 'Fog, dust and rising air: Understanding cloud formation, cloud chambers, and the role of meteorology in Cambridge physics in the late 19th century,' in Fleming, James R. Janković, Vladimir and Coen, Deborah eds. Intimate universality: Local and global themes in the history of weather and climate (New York: Science History Publications), pp. 93–113

Staley, Richard (2017) 'Understanding climate change historically', in Elliott, Alexander, Cullis, James and Damodaran, Vinita (eds.) Climate change and the humanities: Historical, philosophical and interdisciplinary approaches to the contemporary environmental crisis (Basingstoke: Palgrave), pp. 43–68

Staley, Richard (2019) 'Partisans and the use of knowledge versus science', Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 42(2–3), 220–34.

Staley, Richard (forthcoming 2019) 'Partisanal knowledge: on Hayek and heretics in climate science and discourse', in Epple, Moritz, Müller, Falk, and Warner, Annette (eds.) Weak knowledge: Forms, functions, and dynamics (Frankfurt/New York: Campus), 28 pp.

Warde, Paul, Robin, Libby and Sörlin, Sverker (2018) The environment – a history of the idea (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

Weart, Spencer (2003) The discovery of global warming (Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press)

Weart, Spencer (2013) 'Rise of interdisciplinary research on climate', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 1), 3657–64