Contributors to this volume explore the dynamic between war and the physical environment from a variety of provocative viewpoints. The subjects of their essays range from conflicts in colonial India and South Africa to the U.S. Civil War and twentieth-century wars in Japan, Finland, and the Pacific Islands. Among the topics explored are:
- the ways in which landscape can influence military strategies
- why the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought
- the impact of war and peace on timber resources
- the spread of pests and disease in wartime.