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Erik M. Conway (born 1965) is the historian at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.[1] He is the author of several books. He previously completed a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1998, with a dissertation on the development of aircraft landing aids.[2]

In High-Speed Dreams (2005), Conway argues that U.S. government sponsorship of supersonic commercial transportation systems resulted from Cold War concerns about a loss of technological prowess in the modern world.[3][4] Realizing the Dream of Flight (2006) consists of eleven essays on individuals prepared in honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight.[5] Conway also wrote Blind Landings (2007) and he is a co-author of a secondary-level education text entitled Science and Exploration (2007). Atmospheric Science at NASA was published in 2008.[6]

His 2010 book Merchants of Doubt was co-authored with Naomi Oreskes,[7] as was his article in the Winter 2013 issue of Daedalus called The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future.[8]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins Literary Agency Rights Guide/March 2008
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  3. ^ Book review: High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation The Journal of American History, Vol. 39, No. 1, June 2006.
  4. ^ Erik M. Conway (2005). High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation Johns Hopkins University Press.
  5. ^ Realizing the Dream of Flight: Biographical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of Flight, 1903–2003 (review) Technology and Culture, Volume 48, Number 1, January 2007, pp. 232-234.
  6. ^ Erik M. Conway (2008). Atmospheric Science at NASA: a history Johns Hopkins University Press.
  7. ^ McKie, Robin. "Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway". The Guardian, August 8, 2010
  8. ^ "Some Like It Hot!" Bill McKibben May 9, 2013 New York Review of Books

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