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)


"Refreshingly unpolemical and every now and then even witty, McNeill's e-book brims with rigorously sifted facts and great details."―Washington put up e-book World

The background of the 20 th century is almost always advised via its global wars, the increase and fall of communism, or its fiscal upheavals. In his startling new ebook, J. R. McNeill supplies us our first common account of what might turn out to be the main major measurement of the 20th century: its environmental historical past. to a point unparalleled in human background, now we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we're a component. in response to exhaustive examine, McNeill's story―a compelling mixture of anecdotes, information, and clever analysis―never preaches: it truly is our definitive account. it is a quantity within the worldwide Century sequence (general editor, Paul Kennedy). forty b/w images, 15 maps

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