A vast machine presents a historical account of climate science as a global knowledge infrastructure emphasizing models and data and the relationships between them edwards approaches this from the perspective of science and technology studies with treatment of philosophical and sociological issues and only incidental biographical material. Download a vast machine computer models climate data and the politics of global warming pdfpdf uploaded on save download 2015 03 28t014224000z size 136 mb. A vast machine computer models climate data and the politics of global warming by paul edwards is an outstanding example of the potential for historians to contribute to broader public debates and give non specialists insight into the work done by scientists and the process by which computer simulation has transformed scientific practice. Overview a vast machine is a historical account of climate science as a global knowledge infrastructure weather and climate observing systems cover the whole world making global data this infrastructure generates information so vast in quantity and so diverse in quality and form that it can be understood only through computer analysis by making data global. A vast machine c omp u t e r m o d e l s c l imat e d ata a nd the poli t i cs o f g l o b a l wa r ming paul n e d wa r d s a vast machine a vast machine computer models climate data and the politics of global warming paul n edwards the mit press cambridge massachusetts london england
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