War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring

War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring

by Edmund Russell, Alfred W. Crosby, Donald Worster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521790034

ISBN-13: 9780521790031

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While cultural and scholarly traditions have led us to believe that war and control of nature are separate, there are many more similarities than most people might suspect. Tracing the history of chemical warfare and pest control, Edmund Russell shows how war and control of nature coevolved. Ideologically, institutionally, and technologically, the paths of chemical

Overview

While cultural and scholarly traditions have led us to believe that war and control of nature are separate, there are many more similarities than most people might suspect. Tracing the history of chemical warfare and pest control, Edmund Russell shows how war and control of nature coevolved. Ideologically, institutionally, and technologically, the paths of chemical warfare and pest control intersected repeatedly in the twentieth century. War and Nature helps us to understand the impact of war on nature and vice versa, as well as the development of total war, and the rise of the modern environmental movement. Edmund Russell is an assistant professor in the Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521790031
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The long reach of war (1914–17); 3. Joining the chemists' war (1917–18); 4. Chemical warfare in peace (1918–37); 5. Minutemen in peace (1918–37); 6. Total war (1936–43); 7. Annihilation (1943–5); 8. Planning for peace and war (1944–5); 9. War comes home (1945–50); 10. Arms races in the Cold War (1950–8); 11. Backfires (1958–63); 12. Epilogue.

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