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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

The Resilient City in World War II

Urban Environmental Histories

Editors: Laakkonen, S., McNeill, J.R., Tucker, R.P., Vuorisalo, T. (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first in-depth investigation of the relationship between World War II, cities, and the environment 
  • Covers a diverse array of socio-geographical environments across four continents
  • Argues for the relevance of the urban environmental history of World War II today, as the consequences of climate change loom large and compel cities to find new solutions
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The fate of towns and cities stands at the center of the environmental history of World War II. Broad swaths of cityscapes were destroyed by the bombing of targets such as transport hubs, electrical grids, and industrial districts, and across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, urban environments were transformed by the massive mobilization of human and natural resources to support the conflict. But at the same time, the war saw remarkable resilience among the human and non-human residents of cities. Foregrounding the concept of urban resilience, this collection uncovers the creative survival strategies that city-dwellers of all kinds turned to in the midst of environmental devastation. As the first major study at the intersection of environmental, urban, and military history, The Resilient City in World War II lays the groundwork for an improved understanding of rapid change in urban environments, and how societies may adapt.

About the authors

Simo Laakkonen is Senior Lecturer of Landscape Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.
J. R. McNeill is Professor of History at Georgetown University, USA.
Richard P. Tucker is Adjunct Professor of Environmental History at the University of Michigan, USA.
Timo Vuorisalo is Senior Lecturer of Environmental Science at the University of Turku, Finland.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17439-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17438-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Resilient City in World War II
Book Subtitle
Urban Environmental Histories
Editors
  • Simo Laakkonen
  • J. R. McNeill
  • Richard P. Tucker
  • Timo Vuorisalo
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17439-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17439-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17438-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 317
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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