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The Great Acceleration

An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674545038

Publication Date: 04/04/2016

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

12 halftones, 2 maps, 1 graph, 6 tables

Belknap Press

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J. R. McNeill is University Professor in the Department of History and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Peter Engelke is a Senior Fellow at the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.

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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane