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The Resource Minutes to midnight : history and the Anthropocene era from 1763, Paul Dukes

Minutes to midnight : history and the Anthropocene era from 1763, Paul Dukes

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Minutes to midnight : history and the Anthropocene era from 1763
Title
Minutes to midnight
Title remainder
history and the Anthropocene era from 1763
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dukes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by a group of atomic scientists to symbolise the perils facing humanity from nuclear weapons. In 2007 it was set at five minutes before the final bell, including for the first time the threat of climate change as well as new developments in the life sciences and nanotechnology. This book aims at an analysis of the evolution of our present predicament throughout the Anthropocene Era beginning in 1763, making special reference to the history of the period, the study of the subject and major advances in the natural sciences. Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson set out the basis for a scientific approach to the pre-industrial stages of historical development in the Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century, when the American and French Revolutions created a vocabulary of modernity. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as the industrial revolution unfolded in several stages, nationalism, imperialism and totalitarianism were among the phenomena impeding the update of the Enlightenment programme as well as the fulfilment of the aspirations of 1776 and 1789. Our present predicament demands a rigorous examination of its origins and an assertion of a scientific pandisciplinary approach involving history and other academic specialisations"--
  • "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 throughout the period. It seeks to demonstrate the necessity for history as science, while pointing out the inadequacy of some previous approaches. It argues for a pandisciplinary approach to today's crisis"--
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1934-
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Dukes, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthem world history
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  • Science and civilization
  • Nature
  • Global environmental change
  • Human ecology
  • History, Modern
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Global environmental change
  • History, Modern
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Science and civilization
  • Sciences et civilisation
  • Écologie humaine
  • Histoire moderne et contemporaine
Label
Minutes to midnight : history and the Anthropocene era from 1763, Paul Dukes
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Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface 1. Introduction: Times and Approaches 2. Enlightenment and Revolutions, 1763-1815 3. Nations and -Isms, 1815-1871 4. Natural Selection, 1871-1921 5. From Relativity to Totalitarianism, 1921-1945 6. Superpower, 1945-1968 7. Planet Earth, 1968-1991 8. Minutes to Midnight, 1991- Notes
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
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ocn767731725
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 153 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781843313311
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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(OCoLC)767731725
Label
Minutes to midnight : history and the Anthropocene era from 1763, Paul Dukes
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Preface 1. Introduction: Times and Approaches 2. Enlightenment and Revolutions, 1763-1815 3. Nations and -Isms, 1815-1871 4. Natural Selection, 1871-1921 5. From Relativity to Totalitarianism, 1921-1945 6. Superpower, 1945-1968 7. Planet Earth, 1968-1991 8. Minutes to Midnight, 1991- Notes
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn767731725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781843313311
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gwx1hp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767731725

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