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The Ozone Layer A Philosophy of Science Perspective

By: Maureen Christie
215 pages, Figs, tabs
The Ozone Layer
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Presents an accessible history of stratospheric ozone, from its discovery in the nineteenth century to current investigations of the Antarctic ozone hole.

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1. Introduction; Part I. History of the Understanding of Stratospheric Ozone: 2. Stratospheric ozone before 1960; 3. Chlorinated fluorocarbons; 4. The supersonic transport (SST) debate; 5. Molina and Rowland: chlorine enters the story; 6. Too much of a good thing? Crucial data backlog in the Antarctic ozone hole discovery; 7. Antarctic ozone hole - theories and investigations; 8. Completing the picture: from AAOE to 1994; Part II. Philosophical Issues Arising from the History: 9. Prediction in science; 10. The crucial experiment; 11. Positive and negative evidence in theory selection; 12. Branches and sub-branches of science: problems at disciplinary boundaries; 13. Scientific evidence and powerful computers: new problems for philosophers of science?; 14. The scientific consensus.

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By: Maureen Christie
215 pages, Figs, tabs
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' ! an accessible and at times engaging history of a crucial scientific discovery.' Choice
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