Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination: Placing Atmospheric Knowledges

Martin Mahony (Editor), Samuel Randalls (Editor)

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As global temperatures rise under the forcing hand of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, new questions are being asked of how societies make sense of their weather, of the cultural values, which are afforded to climate, and of how environmental futures are imagined, feared, predicted, and remade. Weather, Climate, and Geographical Imagination contributes to this conversation by bringing together a range of voices from history of science, historical geography, and environmental history, each speaking to a set of questions about the role of space and place in the production, circulation, reception, and application of knowledges about weather and climate. The volume develops the concept of “geographical imagination” to address the intersecting forces of scientific knowledge, cultural politics, bodily experience, and spatial imaginaries, which shape the history of knowledges about climate.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Print)9780822946168
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameIntersections: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press

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