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War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

Edited By: Charles E Closmann

256 pages, 2 graphs, 9 b&w photos, 2 line art illustrations, 3 maps, index

Texas A & M University Press

Paperback | Aug 2009 | #182813 | ISBN-13: 9781603441698
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Hardback | Aug 2009 | #182630 | ISBN-13: 9781603441155
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About this book

In recent times, the devastation occurring in places like Darfur has focused the world's attention on the intertwined relationship of military conflict and the environment - and the attendant human suffering. In "War and the Environment", eleven scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation of Philippine forests for military purposes from the Spanish colonial period through 1945, William Tecumseh Sherman's scorched-earth tactics during his 1864-65 March to the Sea, and the effects of wartime policy upon U.S. and German conservation practices during World War II.

." . . adds significantly to the modest but growing literature concerning the military, warfare, and the environment." -- Martin Melosi "University of Houston"

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CHARLES E. CLOSMANN is assistant professor of history at the University of North Florida and a former research fellow at the German Historical Institute. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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