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271 CONTRIBUTORS Peter Brimblecombe is professor of atmospheric environment at City University of Hong Kong and senior editor of Atmospheric Environment. He is the author of The Big Smoke: A History of Air Pollution in London since Medieval Times (Methuen, 1987). Additional details are available at http:// www.uea.ac.uk/~e490/www.htm. Matthias Dörries is professor for history of science and director of IRIST at the University of Strasbourg, France. His research and interests focus on French history of science and the geophysical and atmospheric sciences, particularly climate change and geoengineering. His most recent research includes articles on the history of volcanism and climate change, climate catastrophes and fear, and the nuclear winter theory. Richard Chase Dunn is a recent graduate in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina. His academic interests are geared toward the interaction between technology and environmental systems, particularly the automobile and the history of automobile engineering. As an undergraduate, he was awarded a Magellan Fellowship from the University of South Carolina to pursue research with Ann Johnson into the history of automobile emission control systems. Roger Eardley-Pryor is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in modern US history with concentrations in environmental history, the histories of science and technology, and world history. His dissertation, “The Global Environmental Moment: The Limits of Sovereignty and American Science on Spaceship Earth,” examines American scientists’ political activism in helping foster global environmentalism, particularly at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972. Eardley-Pryor also researches environmental policies for nanotechnology and worked as a National Science Foundation research fellow at UCSB’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society. He has taught courses at Washington State University–Vancouver and Portland State University . 272–––Contributors James Rodger Fleming is a professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College and a visiting lecturer and officer at Columbia University in the City of New York. He has written extensively on the history of weather, climate, and environment. In 2010–2011 he was a Gordon Cain Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and convened the conference that led to this volume. Christopher Hamlin is a professor in the department of history and the graduate program in history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He is also an honorary professor in the department of public health and policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Hamlin has a longstanding interest in the history of environmental chemistry, chiefly as it affects health, and is the author of A Science of Impurity: Water Analysis in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of California Press, 1990), dealing with the history of concepts of water quality, and Public Health and Social Justice in the Age of Chadwick (Cambridge University Press, 1998), dealing with the emergence of modern public health, and coauthor (with Philip T. Shepard) of Deep Disagreement in U.S. Agriculture: Making Sense of Policy Conflict (Westview, 1993), which applies interpretive social science to contemporary alternative agriculture policymaking, and Cholera, the Biography (Oxford University Press, 2009). He was a Cain Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2005–2006. E. Jerry Jessee is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin , Stevens Point. He is presently writing a book manuscript that explores the impact of scientific research on nuclear testing fallout on global ecological thinking and environmental science. The book is tentatively titled Radiation Ecologies: Nuclear Weapons Testing, the Ecosphere, and the Rise of Environmental Science. Ann Johnson is an associate professor in the history and philosophy departments at the University of South Carolina. Her work concerns the history of applied science and engineering and especially science and engineering in the context of design. She is the author of Hitting the Brakes: Engineering Design and the Production of Knowledge and several articles on the history of nanotechnology. Her current projects focus on the changing role of mathematical and computational modeling in science and engineering from the Enlightenment to the present. Contributors–––273 Susie Kilshaw is a principal research fellow in the department of anthropology at University College London. Broadly, her work focuses on the impact of culture on illness experience, primarily in Qatar and the United Kingdom. She has two Qatar-based research projects funded by the Qatar National Research Fund: one focuses on the public understanding of genetics and the other looks at women’s experience...


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