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Airpower and the Environment: The Ecological Implications of Modern Air Warfare

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ISBN 10: 1585662232 / ISBN 13: 9781585662234
Published by Air University Press, 2013
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Title: Airpower and the Environment: The Ecological...

Publisher: Air University Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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With insightful and innovative chapters written by experts in various disciplines, this book chronicles and analyzes the effects of airpower on the environment. It also highlights the fact that military forces now take far more care of the environment than ever before and that many militaries, even in less developed regions such as central Africa, have developed strategies to minimize all harm and even to do environmentally beneficial activities. This book reveals that some military forces, utilizing the speed, reach, and intelligence-gathering capabilities of air assets, are providing highly positive contributions to conservation efforts and the maintenance and protection of ecological protection zones. This is a positive story and it brings richness and variety to this seminal collection of essays.

In 2013, the American Library Association selected this book as one of that year's "Notable Government Documents", an annual award list "designed to recognize excellence and raise awareness of information resources produced by all levels of government and promote their use".

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  About the Authors    
  Introduction: War, Airpower, and the Environment:
  Some Preliminary Thoughts
 Joel Hayward     ix
  1 The Impact of War on the Environment, Public Health,
  and Natural Resources      1
  Victor W. Sidel
  2 "Very Large Secondary Effects": Environmental
  Considerations in the Planning of the
  British Strategic Bombing Offensive
  against Germany, 1939-1945     9
  Toby Thacker
  3 The Environmental Impact of the US Army
  Air Forces' Production and Training
  Infrastructure on the Great Plains       25
  Christopher M. Rein
  4 Airpower and the Targeting of a Nation's
  Energy Infrastructure       43
  Mark A. Olinger
  5 The Forest and the Trees: Aerial Eradication
  in South Vietnam and Afghanistan     65
  Evelyn Krache Morris
  6 Airpower and the Environment: Applications
  in Developing Countries      83
  Dan Henk
  7 Airpower and Collateral Damage:
  Theory, Practice, and Challenges         107
  Phillip S. Meilinger
  8 Environmental Degradation and Conflict
  in Africa: How AFRICOM Can Help Africans            133
  John T. Ackerman
  9 Toward a Stable African Continent: The Role
  of AFRICOM and the USAF in Building
  Partnerships through Environmental Security        149
  Robert R. Sands
  10 "Making the Desert Green": The Effect of
  Environmental Considerations on the
  Deployment of the Israeli Air Force in the Negev         177
  Tamir Libel
   11 Airpower and the Environment: Some
  Ecological Implications of Modern Warfare            197
  Joel Hayward
   Abbreviations               225
   Bibliography           229

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