The Resource Arthur H. Westing : Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War, by Arthur H. Westing, (electronic resource)

Arthur H. Westing : Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War, by Arthur H. Westing, (electronic resource)

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Arthur H. Westing : Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War
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Arthur H. Westing
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Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War
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by Arthur H. Westing
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eng
Summary
Since the 1960s the environment has become an issue of increasing public concern in North America and elsewhere. Triggered by the Second Indochina War (Vietnam Conflict) of 1961-1975, and further encouraged by the International Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, the environmental impact of war emerged and grew as a topic of research in the natural and the social sciences. And in the late 1980s this led additionally to a focus and debate on environmental security. Arthur Westing, a forest ecologist, was a major pioneer contributing and framing both of those debates conceptually, theoretically, and empirically, starting with Harvest of Death: Chemical Warfare in Vietnam and Cambodia (1972) (co-authored with wildlife biologist E.W. Pfeiffer and others). As a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm and Oslo International Peace Research Institutes (SIPRI and PRIO), and as a Professor of Ecology at Windham and Hampshire Colleges, Westing authored and edited books on Ecological Consequences of the Second Indochina War (1976), Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Environment (1977), Warfare in a Fragile World: Military Impact on the Human Environment (1980), Herbicides in War: the Long-term Ecological and Human Consequences (1984), Environmental Warfare: a Technical, Legal and Policy Appraisal (1984), Explosive Remnants of War: Mitigating the Environmental Effects (1985), Global Resources and International Conflict: Environmental Factors in Strategic Policy and Action (1986), Cultural Norms, War and the Environment (1988), Comprehensive Security for the Baltic: an Environmental Approach (1989), and Environmental Hazards of War: Releasing Dangerous Forces in an Industrialized World (1990) --- as well as authoring numerous UN reports, book chapters, and journal articles. This volume combines six of his pioneering contributions on the environmental consequences of warfare in Viet Nam and in Kuwait, on the environmental impact of nuclear war, and on legal constraints and military guidelines for protecting the environment in wartime
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Westing, Arthur H
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  • K3581-3598.22
  • GE170
  • HC79.E5
  • GE220
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice,
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1
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  • Environmental sciences
  • Science
  • Environmental law
  • Environment
  • Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice
  • History of Science
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Arthur H. Westing : Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War, by Arthur H. Westing, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: War and the environment -- The environmental impact of war: a personal retrospective -- What next?: a search for environmental security in war and peace -- The author's relevant papers: a selective listing -- Part II: Benchmark papers by the author: an annotated selection -- The Second Indochina War of 1961–1975: its environmental impact -- The Gulf War of 1991: its environmental impact -- Environmental war: hostile manipulations of the environment.-Nuclear war: its environmental impact -- Protecting the environment in war: legal constraints -- Protecting the environment in war: military guidelines
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XIII, 150 p. 8 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783642313226
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-642-31322-6
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-31322-6
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Arthur H. Westing : Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War, by Arthur H. Westing, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: War and the environment -- The environmental impact of war: a personal retrospective -- What next?: a search for environmental security in war and peace -- The author's relevant papers: a selective listing -- Part II: Benchmark papers by the author: an annotated selection -- The Second Indochina War of 1961–1975: its environmental impact -- The Gulf War of 1991: its environmental impact -- Environmental war: hostile manipulations of the environment.-Nuclear war: its environmental impact -- Protecting the environment in war: legal constraints -- Protecting the environment in war: military guidelines
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 150 p. 8 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642313226
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-31322-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-31322-6

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