- 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
Series Editors' Preface.
List of Abbreviations.
1 Introduction: Space, History and the Governing of Air Pollution.
2 Historical Geographies of Science and Government: Exploring the Apparatus of Atmospheric Knowledge Acquisition.
3 Science, Sight and the Optics of Air Government 37
4 Governing Air Conduct: Exhibition, Examination and the Cultivation of the Atmospheric Self.
5 Instrumentation and the Sites of Atmospheric Monitoring.
6 A National Census of the Air: Spatial Science, Calculation and the Geo-Coding of the Atmosphere.
7 Automating the Air: Atmospheric Simulations and Digital Beings.
8 Environmental Governmentalities and the Ecological Coding of the British Atmosphere.
9 Conclusion: Learning Like a State in an Age of Atmospheric Change.