War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Studies in Environment and History) By Edmund Russell, Donald Worster (Editor), Alfred W. Crosby (Editor) Cover Image
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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: 9780521790031
ISBN-10: 0521790034
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2001
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Studies in Environment and History