James R. Fleming

Sabbatical: 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014

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.

Education

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
  • Earth and space history
  • Editing and publishing

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
ST112 A Science, Technology, and Society
ST215 A Weather, Climate, and Society
ST485 A Technology Matters
ST486 A Senior Project: The Craft of Research

Professional Information


Series Editor, Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, 2013-
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006-07
AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship, 2006-07
Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 2005-06
Founding President, International Commission on History of Meteorology meteohistory.org
Biosketch
Full c.v.
Academia,edu
Google Scholar Profile

Current Research

"Everything Atmospheric Everywhere Always — The historical future of atmospheric science and technology, 1900-1960." MIT Press, forthcoming.
Carbon Dioxide: The Biography of a Molecule
History and Sense of Place in the Belgrade Lakes Region

Publications

Recent Publications
Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.
Osiris 26, Klima (2011).
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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