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The environmental changes of the last century, McNeill closes by saying, are on an unprecedented scale, so much so that we can scarcely begin to fathom their implications. We can, however, start to think about them, and McNeill's book is a helpful primer. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
J.R. McNeill’s Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-century World provides a compelling look at the unprecedented environmental impact humans have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jake Zirkle
This should be fine for high school kids on up. It is a very objective description of the overuse of various resources which gives a thorough overview of the plight we now find... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judy Cuff-alvarado
In this very important book McNeill describes how 20th century humans have achieved new levels of uniqueness in environmental history. Read morePublished 11 months ago by P. Mulloy
Had this for a course text in an environmental history class and enjoyed it. It's an easy read even with discussion of statistics, and covers the subject in a way that breaks it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by T. Lee
A verse* in the Old Testament proclaims, “there is no new thing under the sun.” These words come from a low-tech era when nomadic herders diminished their ecosystem so slowly that... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard Reese (author of Sustainable or Bust)
I can't add much to the many intelligent reviews already here. This is an extremely good book which the author did an enormous amount of research for. Read morePublished 20 months ago by doug k