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The long shadows : a global environmental history of the Second World War / edited by Simo Laakkonen, Richard P. Tucker, Timo Vuorisalo

Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Publisher: Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University Press, [2017]Distributor: [Ipswich, Massachusetts] : EBSCO Industries Description: 1 Online-RessourceISBN:
  • 9780870718809
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9780870718793 | 0870718800. | 0870718797 | 9780870718809. | Erscheint auch als: No title Druck-AusgabeLOC classification:
  • D744
Online resources: Summary: The Long Shadows is the first book to offer global perspectives on the environmental history of World War II. Based on long-term research, the selected essays represent the best available studies in different fields and countries. With contributions touching on Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the book has a truly global approach. The Long Shadows considers the profound and lasting impact World War II has had on global environments, encompassing polar, temperate, and tropical ecological zones. The first section of the book offers an introduction to and holistic overview of the war. The second section examines the social and environmental impacts of the conflict, while the third focuses on the history and legacy of resource extraction. A final section offers conclusions and hypotheses. Numerous themes and topics are explored in these previously unpublished essays, including the control of typhus fever, the environmental policies of the Third Reich, Japanese imperialism and marine resources, and the new innovative field of acoustic ecology. Aimed at researchers and students in the fields of environmental history, military history, and global history, The Long Shadows will also appeal to general readers interested in the environmental impact of the greatest military conflict in the history of the world. -- Back coverSummary: Part I. Introduction -- The long shadows / Simo Laakkonen, Richard P. Tucker, and Timo Vuorisalo -- Polemosphere: the war, society, and the environment / Simo Laakkonen -- World War II: a global perspective / Evan Mawdsley -- Part II. Social and environmental impacts of the war -- Environmental policies of the Third Reich / Simo Laakkonen -- The costs of the war for the Soviet Union / Paul Josephson -- Conceptualizing wartime flood and famine in China / Micah S. Muscolino -- Environmental scars in northeastern India and Burma / Richard P. Tucker -- Hawai'i: before and after Pearl Harbor / Carol MacLennan -- The great louse war: control of typhus fever / Helene Laurent -- Perspectives on the acoustic ecology of war / Outi Ampuja -- Part III. Resource extraction and the war -- Aluminum's permanent revolution / Matthew Evenden -- Crisis utilization in Mexican forests / Christopher R. Boyer -- Food disruption and agricultural policy in Tanganyika / Gregory Maddox -- Japanese imperialism and marine resources / William M. Tsutsui and Timo Vuorisalo -- Opening the circumpolar Arctic world / Ilmo Massa and Alla Bolotova -- International conservation after the two world wars / Anna-Katharina Wøbse -- Part IV. Conclusions -- Hypotheses: World War II and its shadows / Simo Laakkonen, Richard P. Tucker, and Timo VuorisaloPPN: PPN: 1003131638Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-4-NLEBK | ZDB-4-EBA
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