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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493273–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.273
Published: 01 June 2019
...David Fedman; Martin Hood This article maps the controversy over whether and where glaciers once flowed through the Japanese Alps. Focusing on the first decades of this century-long debate, we examine how a small-scale revolution in geological thinking was shaped by the particular institutional...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gabriel Henderson During the late 1970s and early 1980s, despite growing political, scientific, and popular concern about the prospect of melting glaciers, sea-level rise, and more generally, climate-induced societal instability, American high-level science advisers and administrators, scientific...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484403–440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.403
Published: 01 September 2018
... studies. An altimeter can measure variations in sea level near coasts due to tides and storm surges, can profile the shape of conti- nental glaciers, and can map the topography of plains. The reflected altimeter pulse contains information about the roughness and composition of Earth s surface, information...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482180–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.180
Published: 01 April 2018
... had been accepted. (His PhD, obtained at the age of 22, was in botany.) He travelled by foot and by mule as one of two scientific members of a larger German-Austrian alpinist team. High up in Bolivia, in the Cordillera Real, Troll engaged in glacier research. He measured the movement of glaciers with...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 481110–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.110
Published: 01 February 2018
... and glaciers release methane when ice melts. Both industrializing humans and natural systems contribute to rising levels of greenhouse gases as a sort of tit-for-tat phenomenon. Hamilton worries that by elevating non-human actors over human ones, and thus blurring any distinctions between the two...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475602–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.602
Published: 01 November 2017
... professor at the lyce´e in Neucha tel. During this period Vogt established his scientific reputation by conducting his own scientific studies on a broad range of anatomical and physiological topics. He also published his first work for a popular audience, an account of mountains and glaciers that included...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474578–587 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.578
Published: 01 September 2017
..., accompanied by the slogan We Are All Mountain People The last chapter, Climate Change in the Mountains is representative of the approach of the text. Price explains how the clearest direct evidence (100) of climate change has come from the study of disappearing glaciers, from the upward movement of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 401125–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.1.125
Published: 01 February 2010
...: University of Chicago Press, 2002); Bruce Hevly, The Heroic Science of Glacier Motion, Osiris 11 (1996): 66 86. 15. See in particular, Spencer Weart, The Discovery of Global Warming, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008); James Rodger Fleming, The Callendar Effect: The Life and Work of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 381163–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.1.163
Published: 01 February 2008
... observations of the structure of the Alps, the configuration of glaciers, the sequence of rock formations, changes in plant life as high as it went, and mod- ifications in the climbers sense of smell, taste, and appetite. At successive in- tervals Saussure also took measurements of the altitude, the boiling...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2006; 3713–25 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2006.37.1.3
Published: 01 September 2006
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2006; 37187–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2006.37.1.87
Published: 01 September 2006
... concept of the great flood to explain the previous extension of glaciers and other natural phenomena. From that date, debates had raged about its possible causes, whether cosmic (variations in the solar constant, changes in the earth s orbit) or terrestrial (the shape and extensions of continents and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1998; 2911–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757803
Published: 01 January 1998
..., Occasional papers on the theory of glaciers (Edinburgh, 1859) John Tyndall, The glaciers of the Alps (London, 1860). J.S. Rowlinson, "The theory of glaciers," Royal Society of London, Notes and records, 26 (1971), 189–204. 72 Michael Faraday, "On certain conditions of freezing water" (1850), in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1997; 272319–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757782
Published: 01 January 1997
... asserted, could explain the observed warming. As for the future, Callendar estimated that a doubling of carbon dioxide could bring a 2?C rise in future centuries. In his view this was hardly cause for alarm. Crops would grow more abundantly, he said, and "the return of the deadly glaciers should be delayed...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1993; 241_Supplement1–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757720
Published: 01 January 1993
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1991; 221165–192 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757676
Published: 01 January 1991
... Carinthia, but he had to give up his research program during the war.14 After a slow restart after the war, Kolh?rster obtained significant results in 1923. He made accurate measurements of the absorption coefficient in alpine glaciers, in order to avoid radioactive contamina tion, and in two lakes near...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1989; 192211–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757626
Published: 01 January 1989
... machines have gone to high mountain ponds in the Sierras and in the Andes, to the distant wildernesses about the earth's magnetic poles; they have scooped out cavities in Alpine glaciers, they have lifted hundredweights of lead to the tops of peaks above the snow-line, they have cruised the arctic and the...
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