Roger Turner

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Review of Kristine C. Harper, Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology. Technology & Culture (October 2009): 49-50.

"More Than Just Talking," review of Bernard Mergen, Weather Matters: An American Cultural History Since 1900. Science, September 4, 2009: 1208.

"Keeping Meteorology Masculine: The American Meteorological Society's Response to TV 'Weather Girls' in the 1950s," in Weather, Local Knowledge and Everyday Life: Issues in Integrated Climate Studies, Vladimir Jankovic and Christina Barboza, eds. (Rio de Janeiro: MAST, 2009): 147-158.

"Laughing at the Weather? The Serious Business of Weather Cartoons," History of Science Society Newsletter , January 2009: 1, 4.

"Horace Robert Byers," in The New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, volume 1 (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007): 468-471.

"Francis Wilton Reichelderfer," in The New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, volume 6 (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007): 219-223.

"Teaching the Weather Cadet Generation: Aviation, Pedagogy, and Aspirations to a Universal Meteorology in America, 1920-1950," in Intimate Universality: Local and Global Themes in the History of Weather and Climate , edited by James R. Fleming, Vladimir Jankovic, and Deborah R. Coen (Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications, 2006): 141-173. (Peer Reviewed)

Editor, The Guide to the History of Science, 9th Edition. (University of Chicago Press, 2002): 390 pages.

"John Harrison," "Igor Sikorsky," "Pedro Nunes," short biographical essays in Science and Its Times , edited by Neil Schlager (Gale Group, 2001).


(Image: A morning in the life of a US "Weather Cadet" during World War II. From Synopsis 1-A-1944, a yearbook produced by a class of of Cadets at New York University. I discuss how yearbooks like this solidified the meanings of education for meteorologists in training in my essay "Teaching the Weather Cadet Generation.")

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