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Nature at war : American environments and World War II

By: Breyfogle, Nicholas B. (The Ohio State University)(Edited by) Mansoor, Peter (The Ohio State University)(Edited by) Robertson, Thomas(Edited by) Tucker, Richard P. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)(Edited by)

1108419763 / 9781108419765
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United Kingdom
387 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

This anthology is the first sustained examination of American involvement in World War II through an environmental lens.

World War II was a total and global war that involved the extraction, processing, and use of vast quantities of natural resources.

The wartime military-industrial complex, the 'Arsenal of Democracy,' experienced tremendous economic growth and technological development, employing resources at a higher intensity than ever before.

The war years witnessed transformations in American agriculture; the proliferation of militarized landscapes; the popularization of chemical and pharmaceutical products; a rapid increase in energy consumption and the development of nuclear energy; a remaking of the nation's transportation networks; a shift in population toward the Sunbelt and the West Coast; a vast expansion in the federal government, in conjunction with industrial firms; and the emergence of environmentalism.

World War II represented a quantitative and qualitative leap in resource use, with lasting implications for American government, science, society, health, and ecology.


1KBB USA, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), HBJK History of the Americas, HBWQ Second World War, PDX History of science

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