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Independent Scholar
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History of science, climate science, epidemics, public culture of science, science museums, environmental history, history of oceanography, history of meteorology
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About Me

I am an historian of science who writes books for a general audience. My current research interest is the history of climate science, with a focus on meteorology and oceanography in the 19th and 20th centuries. I am also interested in public histories of climate and the role of museums in climate and sustainability. I am currently completing a manuscript titled Water World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unravelled the Mysteries of Our Seas, Glaciers and Atmosphere–and Made the Planet Whole, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press and Scribe/UK in 2019.

I am  a Trustee of the Science Museum Group.

Recent Publications

The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts (OUP, 2014)

Epidemics: Science, Governance and Social Justice (Earthscan, 2010), co-edited with M. Leach

Curie: A Life (Haus 2004)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom and USA
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Science, Technology