This anthology surveys the ecological impacts of the First World War. Editors Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J. R. McNeill, and Martin Schmidt bring together a list of experienced authors who explore the global interactions of states, armies, civilians, and the environment during the war. They show how the First World War ushered in enormous environmental changes, including the devastation of rural and urban environments, the consumption of strategic natural resources such as metals and petroleum, the impact of war on urban industry, and the disruption of agricultural landscapes leading to widespread famine. Taking a global perspective, Environmental Histories of the First World War presents the ecological consequences of the vast destructive power of the new weaponry and the close collaboration between militaries and civilian governments taking place during this time, showing how this war set trends for the rest of the century.
Jay Winter - author of War beyond Words: Languages of Remembrances from the Great War to the Present
Michael S. Neiberg - author of The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America
Peter Coates - co-editor of Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain
Roger Chickering - author of Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914–1918
Charles E. Closmann - author of War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age
Christof Mauch - Director, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
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