Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of Warfare

Richard P. Tucker, Edmund Russell
Oregon State University Press, 2004 - 280 sidor
Contributors to this volume explore the dynamic between war and the physical environment from a variety of provocative viewpoints. The subjects of their essays range from conflicts in colonial India and South Africa to the U.S. Civil War and twentieth-century wars in Japan, Finland, and the Pacific Islands. Among the topics explored are:
- the ways in which landscape can influence military strategies
- why the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought
- the impact of war and peace on timber resources
- the spread of pests and disease in wartime.

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Introduction Edmund Russell and Richard P Tucker
Gettysburg and the Organic Nature of
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Richard P Tucker is Adjunct Professor of World Environmental History at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA. He is a specialist on the environmental history of India, which is a progression of his earlier work on the freedom movement in Maharashtra. His first book was "Ranade and the Roots of Indian Nationalism "(1977). Recently, he has studied the global neoimperial impacts of the United States in "Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World "(2000). He is presently the coordinator of an international network on the environmental impacts of war and mass violence; his first work in this area was co-edited with Edmund Russell, "Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War "(2004).

Edmund Russell is a Professor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society and the Department of History at the University of Virginia. He works primarily in environmental history and the history of technology. He is the author of War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He also co-edited, with Richard Tucker, Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War (2004). Russell's work has won the Edelstein Prize of the Society for the History of Technology, the Rachel Carson Prize and the Leopold Hidy Prize of the American Society for Environmental History and the Forum for the History of Science in America.

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