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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Warfare Ecology

A New Synthesis for Peace and Security

Editors: Machlis, G.E., Hanson, T., Špirić, Z., McKendry, J.E. (Eds.)

  • The book is the first effort to outline and describe the new subfield of warfare ecology
  • The book extends beyond proceedings of the Advanced Research Workshop, and includes key classical papers, an overview of the new synthesis, and chapters dealing with war preparations, war, and postwar restoration
  • The book includes a wide range of case studies based on research in a diverse set of ecosystems around the world
  • The book’s audience includes scientists, military and humanitarian relief professionals, and graduate students interested in this emerging discipline
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About this book

The purpose of this book is specific and ambitious: to outline the distinctive elements, scope, and usefulness of a new and emerging field of applied ecology named warfare ecology. Based on a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, the book provides both a theoretical overview of this new field and case studies that range from mercury contamination during World War I in Slovenia to the ecosystem impacts of the Palestinian occupation, and from the bombing of coral reefs of Vieques to biodiversity loss due to violent conflicts in Africa. Warfare Ecology also includes reprints of several classical papers that set the stage for the new synthesis described by the authors. Written for environmental scientists, military and humanitarian relief professionals, conservation managers, and graduate students in a wide range of fields, Warfare Ecology is a major step forward in understanding the relationship between war and ecological systems.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is a product of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled ‘Warfare Ecology: Synthesis, Priorities and Policy Implications for Peace and Security’ … . The volume does provide much useful and interesting information in the context of war and ecology … . the book is well prepared and edited … . This book is written for a varied audience, among them military and security professional, politicians, ecologists and social scientists. It is worth reading.” (Matthias Schaefer, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 13, 2012)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: A New Synthesis

    Machlis, Gary E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Environmental Consequences of the Second Indochina War: A Case Study

    Westing, Arthur H

    Pages 11-17

  • Environmental Change and Violent Conflict

    Homer-Dixon, Thomas F. (et al.)

    Pages 18-25

  • Resource Competition and World Politics in the Twenty-First Century

    Klare, Michael T.

    Pages 27-31

  • Warfare Ecology

    Machlis, Gary E. (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1214-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1213-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1286-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Warfare Ecology
Book Subtitle
A New Synthesis for Peace and Security
Editors
  • Gary E. Machlis
  • Thor Hanson
  • Zdravko Špirić
  • Jean E. McKendry
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1214-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1214-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1213-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-1286-7
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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