Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series)

Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series)

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by J. R. McNeill
     
 

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"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book World

The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our

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"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book World

The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history. To a degree unprecedented in human history, we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we are a part. Based on exhaustive research, McNeill's story—a compelling blend of anecdotes, data, and shrewd analysis—never preaches: it is our definitive account. This is a volume in The Global Century Series (general editor, Paul Kennedy).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393075892
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2001
Series:
Global Century Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

J. R. McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Mountains of the Mediterranean World and other works.

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Something New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Mcneill provides a perspective of the 20th century that is truly priceless to those who strive to understand the problems and direction of modern society.