Review of J. R. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (20 Seiki Kankyō Shi. Translated by Masatomo Umitsu and Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi)

Nagoya Daigaku Shuppankai, Nagoya, 2011
Part of the Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan book series (MSSEHSJ)


In the past decade or so, ‘environment’ has been picked up as a theme at many conferences of academic societies including the Socio-Economic History Society. It can be said that attempts have already been made to rewrite the history from the viewpoint of the interaction between humans and the environment, reconsidering the conventional historiography which has dealt only with human societies.


Twentieth Century Global Environmental Change Environmental History Grand History Nuclear Power Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shimonoseki City UniversityShimonosekiJapan

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