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Auteur(s) : Coen, Deborah R.  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Climate in motion [Texte imprimé] : science, empire, and the problem of scale / Deborah R. Coen

Publication : Chicago : University of Chicago press, copyright 2018

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XIV-425 p.-[4] p. de pl.) : ill. ; 24 cm

Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 417-421
Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth's climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular to the planetary. Climate in Motion shows that this multiscalar, multicausal framework emerged well before computers and satellites. Extending the history of modern climate science back into the nineteenth century, Deborah R. Coen uncovers its roots in the politics of empire-building in central and eastern Europe. She argues that essential elements of the modern understanding of climate arose as a means of thinking across scales in a state the multinational Habsburg Monarchy, a patchwork of medieval kingdoms and modern laws - where such thinking was a political imperative. Led by Julius Hann in Vienna, Habsburg scientists were the first to investigate precisely how local winds and storms might be related to the general circulation of the earth's atmosphere as a whole. Linking Habsburg climatology to the political and artistic experiments of late imperial Austria, Coen grounds the seemingly esoteric science of the atmosphere in the everyday experiences of an earlier era of globalization. Climate in Motion presents the history of modern climate science as a history of scaling - that is, the embodied work of moving between different frameworks for measuring the world. In this way, it offers a critical historical perspective on the concepts of scale that structure thinking about the climate crisis today and the range of possibilities for responding to it


Sujet(s) : Climat -- Changements  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Climatologie -- Recherche -- Autriche  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Climatologie -- 19e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 551.509 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780226398822. - ISBN 022639882X (rel.). - ISBN 9780226555027 (eBook)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45589702 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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