Minutes to Midnight [electronic resource] : History and the Anthropocene Era from 1763
- London : Anthem Press, 2011.
- Anthem World History
Anthem World History
1 online resource (166 p.)
- Science and civilization -- Effect of human beings on.
Global environmental change.
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- The book examines the evolution of the predicament symbolised by the setting of the Doomsday Clock at a few minutes to midnight in the context of the Anthropocene Era from 1763, making special reference to the study of history.
- Front Matter; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Main Matter; Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION: TIMES AND APPROACHES; Chapter 2: ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTIONS, 1763-1815; James Watt and the First Industrial Revolution; Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson: The Stages of Historical Development; The American and French Revolutions; Enlightenment and Intellectual Revolutions; Napoleon; Conclusion; Chapter 3: NATIONS AND -ISMS, 1815-1871; Nations and -Isms; Monarchism, Nationalism, Liberalism; Socialism; Darwinism and Other -Isms; History and Historians; Conclusion
Chapter 4: NATURAL SELECTION, 1871-1921The New Imperialism; The Second Scientific and Industrial Revolution; New History and Culture; The First World War and Russian Revolution; The Circumstances of Peace; Conclusion; Chapter 5: FROM RELATIVITY TO TOTALITARIANISM, 1921-1945; 'Normalcy' and Breakdown, 1921-1929; The Revival of History; From Depression to War, 1929-1939, and History; The Second World War, 1939-1945, and History; The Arrival of the Atomic Bomb; Conclusion; Chapter 6: SUPERPOWER, 1945-1968; Superpower; The Cold War and Decolonisation; Another New History?
The Cold War and HistoryDecolonisation and History; Conclusion; Chapter 7: PLANET EARTH, 1968-1991; Globalisation; 1968 and After; The Club of Rome, the Brandt Commission and Gaia; History, Historical Sociology, Postmodernism; The World by 1991; Conclusion; Chapter 8: MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, 1991-; The Crisis; What Crisis? 'The End of History', 'The Clash of Civilizations' and After; Summary: The Anthropocene Era; Conclusion: Towards Pandisciplinarity; End Matter; NOTES; Chapter 1. Introduction: Times and Approaches; Chapter 2. Enlightenment and Revolutions, 1763-1815
Chapter 3. Nations and -Isms, 1815-1871Chapter 4. Natural Selection, 1871-1921; Chapter 5. From Relativity to Totalitarianism, 1921-1945; Chapter 6. Superpower, 1945-1968; Chapter 7. Planet Earth, 1968-1991; Chapter 8. Minutes to Midnight, 1991-; INDEX
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