HIST 854 (01) - Topics in History of Science

Topics in History of Science

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16596
Study of a selected topic in the history of European science since the Renaissance.
Cross listed with : HIST 654.01
Instructors: Jan Golinski

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PARS NB24
Additional Course Details: 

Storms, blizzards, floods, hurricanes, droughts … These weather emergencies can greatly disrupt people’s lives.  Are they also signs that the climate is changing?  How would we know?  In this class, we turn to history for answers.  We will examine episodes of extreme weather in Europe and America in the last three centuries and consider how the climate has changed over that period.  We will focus on people’s attempts to adapt to and understand the atmospheric changes that affect their lives.  Knowing more about this history will help us appreciate why climate change is now such a crucial and contested issue, one that bears upon the future of humanity as a whole but also reflects our divergent opinions and interests.

Booklist

Book Details
CULTURAL HISTORY OF CLIMATE (10)
by BEHRINGER
Required
ISBN
978074564529 2
PUBLISHER
WILEY
TAMBORA:ERUPTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (14)
by WOOD
Required
ISBN
978069116862 3
PUBLISHER
INGRAM PUB
BRITISH WEATHER+CLIMATE OF ENLIGHTEN... (07)
by GOLINSKI
Required
ISBN
978022630203 4
PUBLISHER
UCP
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