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Scorched Earth

Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature

Emmanuel Kreike



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Princeton University Pres
10 November 2020
A global history of environmental warfare and the case for why it should be a crime The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of people's livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the h
By:   Emmanuel Kreike
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691137421
ISBN 10:   0691137420
Series:   Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity
Pages:   538
Publication Date:   10 November 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emmanuel Kreike is professor of history at Princeton University. His books include Environmental Infrastructure in African History: Examining the Myth of Natural Resource Management in Namibia and Re-Creating Eden: Land Use, Environment, and Society in Southern Angola and Northern Namibia. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Reviews for Scorched Earth: Environmental Warfare as a Crime against Humanity and Nature

Might this be the most important topic that most smart, very well educated people have never read a book on? [This] treatment is excellent and engaging. ---Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution Waging war against the Earth is an old business, and this book provides ample-and dispiriting-evidence for it. * Kirkus Reviews * [A] sweeping history. . . . Kreike offers a stark corrective and an implicit warning: Humanity is not distinct from nature, and assuming it is can have tragic outcomes. Climate change is one; pandemics are another. In this book, catastrophic warfare is a third. Waiting for the fourth horseman would seem unwise. ---Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times Book Review

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