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Brings together leading international lawyers, military officers, scientists, and economists to examine the legal, political, economic, and scientific implications of wartime damage to the natural environment and public health.
...exhaustive and valuable...All those who debate the need for and the means of creating wartime norms and rules or environmental protection will find ample ammunition in this impressive contribution. Environment Magazine "This is an ambitious, multidisciplinary contribution...with a unique application of peacetime lessons of environmental and human rights law to the law of war. It uses detailed scientific and economic assessment tools to solve the extremely complicated problems of preventing, assigning liability for, and redressing ecological and human wartime damage...a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the effects of armed conflict beyond simple causalty figures or destroyed material." International Politics "...full of detailed arguments and discussion about (a) how we could measure war's damage to the environment, and (b) whether further regulation of war will have any useful effect. The authors have done a thorough and clear job of researching the many intersections of conflict and its collateral environmental damages." ECSP Report "This is a most valuable collection and deserves space in any library where scholars, scientists, and activists meet in their efforts to piece together the fragments of a possible future world without war." Ecoscience
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