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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17 apr 2001 - 416 pagine
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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).
  

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1954
VII
1956
VIII
1959
IX
1961
X
1967
XI
1970
XII
1972
XIV
1973
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XLIII
XLIV
XLV
XLVI
XLVII
XLVIII
XLIX

XV
1977
XVI
1981
XVII
1956
XVIII
1958
XIX
1959
XX
1963
XXI
1966
XXII
1980
XXIII
1984
XXIV
1989
XXV
1991
XXVI
1991
XXVII
1996
XXVIII
1997
XXIX
1997
XXX
1998
XXXI
XXXII
XXXIII
XXXIV
XXXV
XXXVI
XXXVII
XXXVIII
XXXIX
XL
XLI
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LI
LII
LIII
LIV
LV
LVI
LVII
LVIII
LIX
LX
LXI
LXII
LXIII
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LXV
LXVI
LXVII
LXVIII
LXIX
LXX
LXXI
LXXII
LXXIII
LXXIV
LXXV
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Informazioni sull'autore (2001)

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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