Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution.
- Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today
- Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government
- Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science
- Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced