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The Effects of Weapons on Ecosystems : Unep Studies.

By: Robinson, J. P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2013Copyright date: ©1979Description: 1 online resource (81 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781483157481.Subject(s): Biological warfare -- Environmental aspects | Chemical warfare -- Environmental aspects | Military weapons -- Environmental aspects | Nuclear weapons -- Environmental aspects | War -- Environmental aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Effects of Weapons on Ecosystems : Unep StudiesDDC classification: 574.5/222 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover -- The Effects of Weaponson Ecosystems -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 1. BACKGROUND AND APPROACH -- BACKGROUND -- APPROACH -- Chapter 2. WEAPONS -- CLASSIFICATION OF WEAPONS -- HIGH-EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS -- INCENDIARY WEAPONS -- CHEMICAL WEAPONS -- BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS -- Chapter 3. ECOSYSTEMS -- STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS -- ADAPTABILITY AND VULNERABILITY OF ECOSYSTEMS -- CLASSIFICATION OF ECOSYSTEMS -- ARID ECOSYSTEMS -- TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS -- ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS -- INSULAR ECOSYSTEMS -- TEMPERATE ECOSYSTEMS -- Chapter 4. POSSIBLE IMPACTS OF WEAPONSON ECOSYSTEMS -- EMPIRICAL DATA -- THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK -- STRESS THROUGH SOIL DAMAGE -- STRESS THROUGH PLANT-COVER DESTRUCTION -- STRESS THROUGH BIOCIDE -- RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCALES OF WEAPONS-USEAND MAGNITUDES OF STRESS AND STRAIN -- IMPACTS ON TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS -- IMPACTS ON ARID ECOSYSTEMS -- IMPACTS ON ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS -- Chapter 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- OVERALL IMPLICATIONS -- DESERTIFICATION -- MAGNITUDE OF IMPACT -- FURTHER STUDY -- RECOMMENDATIONS -- ANNEX.
Summary: The Effects of Weapons on Ecosystems is a five-chapter book that describes the destruction of environment and its various ecosystems by humans. The book also explains the harmful effects, both intended and unanticipated, of the production, testing, stockpiling, and use of weapons of mass destruction. Organized into five chapters, the book begins with a classification of weapons of mass destruction and ecosystems. Subsequent chapter reviews the ecosystemic effects of weapons from data of ecological surveys of actual weapon test-sites and theaters of war. The book will clarify some outstanding issues on effects of weapons on ecosystems to concerned individuals, stimulate follow-up studies to advance the cause of disarmament and the protection of the environment, and lead to further action on these issues.
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Front Cover -- The Effects of Weaponson Ecosystems -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 1. BACKGROUND AND APPROACH -- BACKGROUND -- APPROACH -- Chapter 2. WEAPONS -- CLASSIFICATION OF WEAPONS -- HIGH-EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS -- INCENDIARY WEAPONS -- CHEMICAL WEAPONS -- BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS -- Chapter 3. ECOSYSTEMS -- STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS -- ADAPTABILITY AND VULNERABILITY OF ECOSYSTEMS -- CLASSIFICATION OF ECOSYSTEMS -- ARID ECOSYSTEMS -- TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS -- ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS -- INSULAR ECOSYSTEMS -- TEMPERATE ECOSYSTEMS -- Chapter 4. POSSIBLE IMPACTS OF WEAPONSON ECOSYSTEMS -- EMPIRICAL DATA -- THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK -- STRESS THROUGH SOIL DAMAGE -- STRESS THROUGH PLANT-COVER DESTRUCTION -- STRESS THROUGH BIOCIDE -- RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCALES OF WEAPONS-USEAND MAGNITUDES OF STRESS AND STRAIN -- IMPACTS ON TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS -- IMPACTS ON ARID ECOSYSTEMS -- IMPACTS ON ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS -- Chapter 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- OVERALL IMPLICATIONS -- DESERTIFICATION -- MAGNITUDE OF IMPACT -- FURTHER STUDY -- RECOMMENDATIONS -- ANNEX.

The Effects of Weapons on Ecosystems is a five-chapter book that describes the destruction of environment and its various ecosystems by humans. The book also explains the harmful effects, both intended and unanticipated, of the production, testing, stockpiling, and use of weapons of mass destruction. Organized into five chapters, the book begins with a classification of weapons of mass destruction and ecosystems. Subsequent chapter reviews the ecosystemic effects of weapons from data of ecological surveys of actual weapon test-sites and theaters of war. The book will clarify some outstanding issues on effects of weapons on ecosystems to concerned individuals, stimulate follow-up studies to advance the cause of disarmament and the protection of the environment, and lead to further action on these issues.

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