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Collateral Values

The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War

Editors: Lookingbill, Todd, Smallwood, Peter (Eds.)

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  • Advances the emerging disciplines of warfare ecology and battlefield tourism
  • Case studies describe successes and failures, opportunities and risks, and creative proposals 
  • Combines perspectives from landscape ecology, conservation biology, environmental history, and geography 
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About this book

This book explores the unanticipated benefits that may arise after wars and conflicts, showing how the preservation of battlefields and the establishment of borderlands can create natural capital in the former landscapes of war. The editors call this Collateral Value, in contrast to the collateral damage that war inflicts upon infrastructure, natural capital, and human capital. The book includes case studies recounting successes and failures, opportunities and risks, and ambitious proposals.

The book is organized in two sections. The first visits U.S., English, and French battlefield sites dating from medieval England to World War I. The second explores borderlands located on several continents, established to end or prevent conflict. Both of these can create value beyond their original purpose, by preserving natural areas and restoring biodiversity. Among the topics covered are:

·       Registering English Battlefields

·       Old forts and new amenities in the Southern Plains of the U.S.

·       Verdun, France, and the conservation of WWI cultural and natural heritage

·       Conservation lessons learned in the Cordillera del Condor Corridor of the Andes mountains

·       Korea’s DMZ and its nature preserve

·       Wakhan National Park, a mountainous buffer area between Afghanistan and Pakistan

The book examines state-of-the-art applications of landscape ecology, including methods for change detection, connectivity analysis, and the quantification of ecosystem services. Also included is a chapter on a creative proposal for “Guantánamo 2.0,” which would transform the Gitmo detention facility into a peace park and ecological research center. A concluding chapter appraises the past, present, and future of Collateral Values.

Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War benefits a broad audience of advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practicing professionals.


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“The chapters in this volume explore a fascinating cultural and ecological synergy playing out on protected battlefields and borderlands.  Global case studies provide breadth, but also invite further investigation by showing the great potential of managing natural and historical resources side by side.  Collateral Values is an excellent reference for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the complex trajectories of landscapes affected by warfare.” (Thor Hanson, Conservation Biologist and co-editor of Warfare Ecology, United States)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18991-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18990-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collateral Values
Book Subtitle
The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War
Editors
  • Todd Lookingbill
  • Peter Smallwood
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18991-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18991-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18990-7
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 274
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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