James R. Fleming (Jim)

Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

Box 5881

Phone: 207-859-5881
Fax: 207-859-5846
Mailing Address:
5881 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8858
Fleming, James R.


B.S.Astronomy Pennsylvania State University 1971
M.S.Atmospheric ScienceColorado State University 1973
M.A.History of SciencePrinceton University 1984
Ph.D.History of SciencePrinceton University 1988

Areas of Expertise

  • History of science and technology
  • Science, technology, and society (STS)
  • Public policy
  • Climate, meteorology, weather
  • Climate intervention
  • Museum practice
  • Earth and space history
  • Editing and publishing

Professional Information

Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution
Series Editor, Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

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Current Research

Carbon Dioxide
Chaos Theory
Women in Meteorology
History and Public Policy


Inventing Atmospheric Science. The MIT Press, 2016.
Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.
Osiris 26, Klima (2011). University of Chicago Press.
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. Columbia University Press, 2010.
Globalizing Polar Science. Palgrave, 2010.
"The Climate Engineers," Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2007). link

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