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.HistoryPrinceton University 1988

Areas of Expertise

  • History of science and technology
  • Science, technology, and society (STS)
  • Weather and climate
  • Historiography

Professional Information

Series Editor, Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

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Current Research

Big History: Critique and Counterproposal
James Croll and Climate Change


FIRST WOMAN: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical
Oxford University Press, 2020.
Inventing Atmospheric Science. The MIT Press, 2016.
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. Columbia University Press, 2010.

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