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The Callendar Effect: The Life and Work of Guy Stewart Callendar (1898-1964)
by James Rodger Fleming
American Meteorological Society, 2007
Cloth: 978-1-878220-76-9
Library of Congress Classification Q143.C255F54 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 509.2

This is the untold story of the remarkable scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate change. Guy Stewart Callendar discovered that global warming could be brought about by increases in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide due to human activities, primarily through burning fossil fuels. He did this in 1938! Using never-before-published original scientific correspondence, notebooks, family letters, and photographs, science historian James Rodger Fleming introduces us to one of Britain’s leading engineers and explains his life and work through two World Wars to his continuing legacy as the scientist who established The Callendar Effect.

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