Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series) (Google eBook)
"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book WorldThe 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).
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Review: Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century WorldUser Review - Elliott - Goodreads
If you want a great history of 20th century environmental problems, challanges, and adaptability this is the book to read. If you've ever read The Human Web the writing approach is the same as well as ... Read full review
Review: Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century WorldUser Review - AJ - Goodreads
interesting perspectives on the impact of the 20th century on our environment Read full review