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Peaceful warfare : fighting humans and insects with chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring

Author: Edmund Russell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This 2001 book shows the intersection of chemical warfare and pest control in the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Russell
ISBN: 0521790034 9780521790031
OCLC Number: 46650466
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The long reach of war (1914-17); 3. Joining the chemists' war (1917-18); 4. Chemical warfare in peace (1918-37); 5. Minutemen in peace (1918-37); 6. Total war (1936-43); 7. Annihilation (1943-5); 8. Planning for peace and war (1944-5); 9. War comes home (1945-50); 10. Arms races in the Cold War (1950-8); 11. Backfires (1958-63); 12. Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Edmund Russell.

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'An engrossing, unusual social narrative, documenting the close ties between chemical weapons development and 'peaceful' applications in insect warfare.' Kirkus '... ample fodder for a Read more...

 
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