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Environmental histories of the First World War / edited by Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J.R. McNeill, Martin Schmid

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Editor:
Tucker, Richard P. 1938-  Search this
Keller, Tait  Search this
McNeill, John Robert  Search this
Schmid, Martin 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2018
20th century
Contents:
Mobilizing nature for the First World War : an introduction / Tait Keller -- Part I. Europe and North America : battle zones and support systems. Beans are bullets, potatoes are powder : food as a weapon during the First World War / Alice Weinreb -- Dissolution before dissolution : the crisis of the wartime food regime in Austria-Hungary / Ernst Langthaler -- The chemist's war : Edgewood Arsenal, the First World War, and the birth of a militarized environment / Gerard J. Fitzgerald -- Part II. War's global reach : extracting natural resources. "The mineral sanction" : the Great War and the strategic role of natural resources / Roy MacLeod -- Something new under the fog of war : the First World War and the debut of oil on the global stage / Dan Tamïr -- The First World War and the beginning of overfishing in the North Sea / Ingo Heidbrink -- The political and natural eco-footprint of the First World War in East Asia : environments, systems building, and the Japanese Empire, 1914-1923 / Jack Patrick Hayes -- Part III. The Middle East and Africa : ecosystems, refugees, and famine. "Make them hated in all of the Arab countries" : France, famine and the creation of Lebanon / Graham Auman Pitts -- Why are modern famines so deadly? : The First World War in Syria and Palestine / Zachary J. Foster -- Starving for someone else's fight : the First World War and food insecurity in the African Red Sea region / Steven Serels -- Forest policy, wildlife destruction, and disease ecologies : environmental consequences of the First World War in Africa / Thaddeus Sunseri -- Part IV. The long aftermath : environmentalism and memory. Disruption and reorganization : international preservation networks and the First World War / Raf De Bont and Anna-Katharina Wöbse -- Memories in mud : the environmental legacy of the Great War / Frank Uekötter
Summary:
This anthology surveys the ecological impacts of the First World War. Editors Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J. R. McNeill, and Martin Schmidt bring together a list of experienced authors who explore the global interactions of states, armies, civilians, and the environment during the war. They show how the First World War ushered in enormous environmental changes, including the devastation of rural and urban environments, the consumption of strategic natural resources such as metals and petroleum, the impact of war on urban industry, and the disruption of agricultural landscapes leading to widespread famine. Taking a global perspective, Environmental Histories of the First World War presents the ecological consequences of the vast destructive power of the new weaponry and the close collaboration between militaries and civilian governments taking place during this time, showing how this war set trends for the rest of the century.
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Environmental aspects  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Influence  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Food supply  Search this
Famines--History  Search this
Nature--Effect of human beings on  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107604