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Militarized Landscapes free pdf Preparation for warfare materially reshapes rural landscapes and environments- this is a comparative history and geography of militarized landscapes. The black smoke billowing from burning oil wells during the Gulf War of 1990-91 directed media and public attention towards war's devastating environmental impact. Yet even before the first bomb is dropped, preparation for warfare materially and imaginatively reshapes rural landscapes and environments. This volume is the first to explore the comparative histories and geographies of militarized landscapes. Moving beyond the narrow definition of militarized landscapes as theatres of war, it treats them as simultaneously material and cultural sites that have been partially or fully mobilized to achieve military aims. Ranging from the Korean DMZ to nuclear testing sites in the American West, and from Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain, "Militarized Landscapes" focuses on these often secretive, hidden, dangerous and invariably controversial sites that occupy huge swathes of national territories.

About Tim Cole

Dr Tim Cole is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary European Social History at the University of Bristol, specializing in Holocaust studies. Professor Peter Coates is Professor of American and Environmental History at the University of Bristol. Dr Chris Pearson is Research Associate at the University of Bristol, specializing in the environmental history of war.

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Author : Tim Cole
Publisher : Continuum Publishing Corporation
Data Published : 18 May 2010
ISBN : 1441117024
EAN : 9781441117021
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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