Scott L. Montgomery

Scott L. Montgomery

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Scott L. Montgomery is an author, geologist, and affiliate faculty member in the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. He writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of topics related to energy (geopolitics, resources, nuclear power, climate change), American politics, intellectual history, language and communication, and the history of science. He is a contributor to online journals such as The Conversation, Forbes, and Fortune, and his articles and op-eds have been featured in many outlets, including Newsweek, Marketwatch, The Huffington Post, and UPI. He also gives public talks and serves on panels related to issues in global energy and their relation to political and economic trends and ideas of sustainability. For more than 20 years, Montgomery worked as a geoscientist in the energy industry while developing a career as an independent scholar in interdisciplinary subjects that cross the boundary between the sciences and humanities. His books, essays, and other publications have contributed to a number of fields, including the history of science, translation studies, language studies, and scientific communication. He has lectured at many universities in the U.S. and internationally and received several awards for his writing and his teaching. His work, Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Built the Modern World, with co-author Daniel Chirot, was selected by the New York Times for its list of the Best Books for 2015.
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