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書名 Nature at war : American environments and World War II / edited by Thomas Robertson, Richard P. Tucker, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Peter Mansoor
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, [2020]
國際標準書號 9781108419765 ;
9781108412070 ;
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Preface: American environments and the Second World War / Peter Mansoor -- Introduction: Total war and American nature / Thomas Robertson and Richard P. Tucker -- Part 1. New weapons, new spaces -- A war of mobility : transportation, American productive power, and the environment during World War II / Thomas Robertson and Christopher W. Wells -- For land's sake : World War II military land acquisition and alteration / Jean Mansavage -- Part 2. Military materials I (Inorganic) -- Tanks are born underground : mining and World War II / Kent Curtis -- Fueling the American century : establishing the US petroleum imperative / Brian Black -- Part 3. Military materials (Inorganic) -- Soldiers of the soil : labor, nature and American agriculture during World War II / Kendra Smith-Howard -- When meals became weapons : American food in World War II / Kellen Backer -- From field to foxhole : cigarettes and soldiers in World War II / Joel R. Blus --
Part 4. New landscapes : cities and coasts -- A watery grave? World War II and the environment on the American Gulf Coast / Christopher M. Rein -- World War II and the urban environment : redirecting American politics in Los Angeles and beyond / Sarah S. Elkind -- Part 5. New frontiers : microbes, molecules, and atoms -- Battling insects and infection : American chemical and pharmaceutical expansion during World War II / Martha N. Gardner -- Shattered worlds : place, environment, and militarized landscapes at the dawn of atomic America / Ryan H. Edgington -- Part 6. Conservation -- Total war and the total environment : World War II and the shift from conservation to environmentalism / Thomas Robertson
"World War II was the largest and most destructive conflict in human history. It was an existential struggle that pitted irreconcilable political systems and ideologies against one another across the globe in a decade of violence unlike any other. There is little doubt today that the United States had to engage in the fighting, especially after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The conflict was, in the words of historians Allan Millett and Williamson Murray, "a war to be won." As the world's largest industrial power, the United States put forth a supreme effort to produce the weapons, munitions, and military formations essential to achieving victory. When the war finally ended, the finale signaled by atomic mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, upwards of 60 million people had perished in the inferno. Of course, the human toll represented only part of the devastation; global environments also suffered greatly. The growth and devastation of the Second World War significantly changed American landscapes as well. The war created or significantly expanded a number of industries, put land to new uses, spurred urbanization, and left a legacy of pollution that would in time create a new term: Superfund site"-- Provided by publisher
鏈接 Online version: Nature at war New York : Cambridge University Press, [2020] 9781108304146 (DLC) 2019048459
主題 World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Environmental aspects -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Influence
Industrial mobilization -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Alt Author Robertson, Thomas, 1967- editor
Tucker, Richard P., 1938- editor
Breyfogle, Nicholas B., 1968- editor
Mansoor, Peter R., 1960- editor
Alt Title American environments and World War II
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