Ecocide In The Ussr

The authors supply the first authoritative measure of the costs of the impending Soviet health situation and its political consequences, as they tell a grim tale of a failed medical system, poisoned cities, land left unfit for agriculture, ...

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Author: Murray Feshbach

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465016642

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The authors supply the first authoritative measure of the costs of the impending Soviet health situation and its political consequences, as they tell a grim tale of a failed medical system, poisoned cities, land left unfit for agriculture, and a people too weak to meet the nation's industrial and military needs.

Ecocide in the USSR

A dissection of the Soviet Union's legacy of health and environmental disaster, this book examines a former country of 103 cities - home to 70 million people - where the air is unfit to breathe and pollution fouls 75 percent of the water.

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Author: Murray Feshbach

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1854102303

Category: Ecology

Page: 376

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A dissection of the Soviet Union's legacy of health and environmental disaster, this book examines a former country of 103 cities - home to 70 million people - where the air is unfit to breathe and pollution fouls 75 percent of the water.

Ecocide in the USSR

A dissection of the Soviet Union's legacy of health and environmental disaster, this book examines a former country of 103 cities - home to 70 million people - where the air is unfit to breathe and pollution fouls 75 percent of the water.

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Author: Murray Feshbach

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465017819

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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A dissection of the Soviet Union's legacy of health and environmental disaster, this book examines a former country of 103 cities - home to 70 million people - where the air is unfit to breathe and pollution fouls 75 percent of the water.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Ecocide in the USSR: Heath and Nature Under Siege by Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr. Basic Books, 1992 376 pages; $24.00 MICHAEL McCALLY Ecocide is a fascinating but flawed book about public health and environmental pollution ...

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Humans Versus Nature

Quoted in Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly Jr., Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature under Siege (New York: Basic ... Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR; Boris Komarov, The Destruction of Nature in the Soviet Union (White ...

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Author: Daniel R. Headrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190864712

Category: History

Page: 624

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"This book is about the ongoing conflict between humanity and the natural environment. Over the past 200,000 years, humans have multiplied and populated the Earth. When they domesticated plants and animals and replaced foraging with agriculture and herding, they depleted natural resources, deforested the land, and caused mass extinctions. But nature has agency too, causing pandemics of plague, smallpox, measles, influenza, and other diseases and a climate change called the Little Ice Age. In recent centuries, industrialization has accelerated extinctions, deforestation, and resource depletion, even in the oceans. Twentieth-century developmentalism and mass consumerism have caused global warming and other climate changes. Environmental movements have argued for the need to mitigate the negative consequences of technological and economic change. The future of humanity and the Earth depends on choices between achieving a sustainable balance between humans and nature, carrying on as before, or learning to manage the biosphere. environment, mass extinction, domestication, agriculture, pandemic, industrialization, developmentalism, consumerism, global warming"--

Over the Edge

7 Peterson's Troubled Lands and especially Feshbach and Friendly's Ecocide in the USSR have received spectacular publicity ... The former Land of the Soviets is portrayed as a dystopia of polluted lakes , poisoned crops , toxic cities ...

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Author: Valerie J.. Matsumoto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520211499

Category: History

Page: 399

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This collection of essays challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West. Essay topics range from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to inter-ethnic relations, and from law to film.

The River Runs Black

Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, 83 D. J. Peterson, Troubled Lands: The Legacy of Soviet Environmental Destruction (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1993), 200. Ibid., 197. Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, 22.

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Author: Elizabeth C. Economy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801459443

Category: History

Page: 384

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China's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced skyrocketing rates of pollution. Environmental degradation in China has also contributed to significant public health problems, mass migration, economic loss, and social unrest. In The River Runs Black, Elizabeth C. Economy examines China's growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country's future development. Drawing on historical research, case studies, and interviews with officials, scholars, and activists in China, the author traces the economic and political roots of China's environmental challenge and the evolution of the leadership's response. She argues that China's current approach to environmental protection mirrors the one embraced for economic development: devolving authority to local officials, opening the door to private actors, and inviting participation from the international community, while retaining only weak central control. The result has been a patchwork of environmental protection in which a few wealthy regions with strong leaders and international ties improve their local environments, while most of the country continues to deteriorate, sometimes suffering irrevocable damage. Economy compares China's response with the experience of other societies and sketches out several possible futures for the country. This second edition is updated with information about events during the past five years, covering China's tumultuous transformation of its economy and its landscape as it deals with the political implications of this behavior as viewed by an international community ever more concerned about climate change and dwindling energy resources.

The River Runs Black

Feshbach and Friendly , Ecocide in the USSR , 83 36. D. J. Peterson , Troubled Lands : The Legacy of Soviet Environmental Destruction ( Boulder , Colo .: Westview Press , 1993 ) , 200 . 37. Ibid . , 197 . 38.

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Author: Elizabeth Economy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442206

Category: History

Page: 337

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"China's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced skyrocketing rates of pollution. Environmental degradation in China has also contributed to significant public health problems, mass migration, economic loss, and social unrest. In The River Runs Black, Elizabeth C. Economy examines China's growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country's future development." "Drawing on historical research, case studies, and interviews with officials, scholars, and activists in China, Economy traces the economic and political roots of China's environmental challenge and the evolution of the leadership's response. She argues that China's current approach to environmental protection mirrors the one embraced for economic development: devolving authority to local officials, opening the door to private actors, and inviting participation from the international community, while retaining only weak central control. The result has been a patchwork of environmental protection in which a few wealthy regions with strong leaders and international ties improve their local environments, while most of the country continues to deteriorate, sometimes suffering irrevocable damage. Economy compares China's response with the experience of other societies and sketches out several possible futures for the country."--BOOK JACKET.

The Former Soviet Union in Transition

1 Most of the material for this submission is drawn from the book, Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr., Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature Under Siege, New York, Basic Books, 1992, 376 pp. 2 BBC, Summary of World Broadcasts, ...

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Author: John P. Hardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315484273

Category: Political Science

Page: 1060

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This edition of the Joint Economic Committee's 1993 reports on the economies of the ex-Soviet states tracks the Soviet and post-Soviet economic reform efforts, and looks at issues such as integration and developments.

The Former Soviet Union in Transition

INTRODUCTION An analysis of the current condition in the former Soviet Union would likely yield a conclusion of death by ecocide . 1 “ When historians finally conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism , they may reach ...

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Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754062780642

Category: Former Soviet republics

Page: 1187

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The Nature of Soviet Power

Just after the Soviet collapse, Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly Jr. predicted, “When historians finally conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism, they may reach the verdict of death by ecocide.

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Author: Andy Bruno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316654293

Category: Nature

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During the twentieth century, the Soviet Union turned the Kola Peninsula in the northwest corner of the country into one of the most populated, industrialized, militarized, and polluted parts of the Arctic. This transformation suggests, above all, that environmental relations fundamentally shaped the Soviet experience. Interactions with the natural world both enabled industrial livelihoods and curtailed socialist promises. Nature itself was a participant in the communist project. Taking a long-term comparative perspective, The Nature of Soviet Power sees Soviet environmental history as part of the global pursuit for unending economic growth among modern states. This in-depth exploration of railroad construction, the mining and processing of phosphorus-rich apatite, reindeer herding, nickel and copper smelting, and energy production in the region examines Soviet cultural perceptions of nature, plans for development, lived experiences, and modifications to the physical world. While Soviet power remade nature, nature also remade Soviet power.

Disaster by Design

After an exhaustive examination of every issue of contamination and degradation in the USSR, Feshbach and Friendly (1992, ... Their conclusion, the worst case of ecocide in the Soviet Union [was the] the murder of the Aral Sea and the ...

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Author: Michael R. Edelstein

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781903759

Category: Political Science

Page: 463

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Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea, Lessons for Sustainability addresses the impacts of the Aral Sea disaster. The virtual disappearance of what was the world's fourth largest inland body of water was neither natural nor accidental. It was the result of deliberate policy decisions. The sea's disappearance is hardly the entire disaster. Instead, we find an accumulation of cascading effects, beginning with the decision to grow cotton, reached remotely in Moscow, that altered the farming practices surrounding the Aral Sea. Unsustainable choices resulted in soil salinization, water pollution and toxic blowing sands, impacting the entire bioregion and beyond. A remote island was used to test biological weapons. Uzbekistan, most notably Karakalpakstan, was the autonomous republic at the epicenter of the disaster. Sustainable prospects exist, including renewable energy, permaculture and strengthening the social fabric amidst poverty and ecological collapse. This volume of Research in Social Problems and Public Policy is essential reading for everyone concerned with averting environmental disaster and instead creating livable, sustainable communities. Disaster by Design is a clarion call and an insightful study of Central Asia today.

Cold War Ecology

... population meltdown,'' Wilson Quarterly 25:1 (winter 2001); Murray Feshbach, ed., Environmental and health atlas of Russia (Moscow: PAIMS Publishing House, 1995); Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr., Ecocide in the USSR: Health ...

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Author: Arvid Nelson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300130300

Category: History

Page: 368

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East Germany, its economy, and its society were in decline long before the country’s political collapse in the late 1980s. The clues were there in the natural landscape, Arvid Nelson argues in this groundbreaking book, but policy analysts were blind to them. Had they noted the record of the leadership’s values and goals manifest in the landscape, they wouldn’t have hailed East Germany as a Marxist-Leninist success story. Nelson sets East German history within the context of the landscape history of two centuries to underscore how forest and ecosystem change offered a reliable barometer to the health and stability of the political system that governed them. Cold War Ecology records how East German leaders’ indifference to human rights and their disregard for the landscape affected the rural economy, forests, and population. This lesson from history suggests new ways of thinking about the health of ecosystems and landscapes, Nelson shows, and he proposes assessing the stability of modern political systems based on the environment’s system qualities rather than on political leaders’ goals and beliefs.

Russia Since 1980

... legacy of Soviet ecological devastation in a book ominously titled Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature under Siege. ... conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism, they may reach the verdict of death by ecocide.

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Author: Steven Rosefielde

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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Russia since 1980 recounts the epochal political, economic, and social changes that destroyed the Soviet Union, ushering in a perplexing new order. Two decades after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated his regime-wrecking radical reforms, Russia has reemerged as a superpower. It has survived a hyperdepression, modernized, restored private property and business, adopted a liberal democratic persona, and asserted claims to global leadership. Many in the West perceive these developments as proof of a better globalized tomorrow, while others foresee a new cold war. Globalizers contend that Russia is speedily democratizing, marketizing, and humanizing, creating a regime based on the rule of law and respect for civil rights. Opponents counterclaim that Russia before and during the Soviet period was similarly misportrayed and insist that Medvedev's Russia is just another variation of an authoritarian "Muscovite" model that has prevailed for more than five centuries. The cases for both positions are explored while chronicling events since 1980, and a verdict is rendered in favor of Muscovite continuity. Russia will continue challenging the West until it breaks with its cultural legacy.

Rediscovering Russia in Asia Siberia and the Russian Far East

Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr., Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature Under Siege (New York: Basic Books, 1992), p. 43. 7. For a discussion of these and other issues, see Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, ...

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Author: Stephen Kotkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317461302

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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This work presents a trans-Siberian expedition to rediscover the peoples, cultures and riches of Russia's eastern frontiers. It addresses such questions as: who are the people of the region?; have they a distinct culture?; and does the area have a future as part of the Pacific Rim?

Women Pioneers For The Environment

In their book Ecocide in the USSR, Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr., assert: When historians finally conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism, they may reach the verdict of death by ecocide.

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Author: Mary Joy Breton

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 9781555538552

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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As the torchbearers of environmental activism, women from around the world have created profound changes that are helping to ensure a healthier planet for all living things. Whether it is Judi Bari, who was crippled by a car bomb because of her efforts to save California's ancient redwood forests; Dai Qing, who was imprisoned for her opposition to an environmentally destructive dam on China's Yangtze River; or Dr. Tatynana Artyomkina, who defied KGB threats and exposed health and environmental risks in the Soviet Union, women have put their lives on the line and persevered against daunting odds to restore and protect the environment. Mary Joy Breton provides absorbing sketches of these and other women activists in the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and Asia. Breton interweaves her accounts with narrative on the ecological hazards that drove these women to spearhead various environmental campaigns, examining why and how they challenged, and often defeated, the power structures of government and industry. Although these remarkable women come from various geographical regions and represent a wide range of economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, they share insights, values, and a particular sensitivity to the Earth that led them to change the course of history. Their courageous efforts illuminate the crucial role of women in the environmental movement, and provide inspiration for a new generation of activists.

A History of Russia Central Asia and Mongolia Volume II

9 Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, 74; Fierman, “The Soviet 'Transformation',” 20; Kort, Central Asian Republics, 8. Paul, Zentralasien, 428. Kort, Central Asian Republics, 14–15; Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, ...

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Author: David Christian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631210399

Category: History

Page: 656

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"A lucid, provocative and unprecedented exploration of the changing balance of power between nomads and agriculturalists from the decline of the Mongol Empire to the present. A signal achievement in Eurasian and global history." Thomas T. Allsen, Professor Emeritus, The College of New Jersey "Unique in its transregional approach and ecological concern, a tour de force essential for understanding the historical dynamics shaping not only Inner Eurasia, but the broader world today." R. Charles Weller, Central Eurasian and Islamic World History, Washington State and Georgetown universities "Impressive in its grasp of diverse sources, including climate and demographic data, 'Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today' offers a comprehensive 'big picture' overview of the history of Inner Eurasia, while at the same time exploring many of the details of the historical processes that have made the history of the region particularly rich and fascinating." Craig Benjamin, Professor History, Frederik J Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University Provides an all-encompassing look at the history of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia Beginning with the breakup of the Mongol Empire in the mid-thirteenth century, Volume II of this comprehensive work covers the remarkable history of "Inner Eurasia," from 1260 up to modern times, completing the story begun in Volume I. Volume II describes how agriculture spread through Inner Eurasia, providing the foundations for new agricultural states, including the Russian Empire. It focuses on the idea of "mobilization" – the distinctive ways in which elite groups mobilized resources from their populations, and how those methods were shaped by the region's distinctive ecology, which differed greatly from that of "Outer Eurasia," the southern half of Eurasia and the part of Eurasia most studied by historians. This work also examines how fossil fuels created a bonanza of energy that helped shape the history of the Communist world during much of the twentieth century. Filled with figures, maps, and tables to help give readers a fuller understanding of what has transpired over 750 years in this distinctive world region, A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume II: Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today, 1260-2000 is a magisterial but accessible account of this area's past, that will offer readers new insights into the history of an often misunderstood part of the world. Situates the histories of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia within the larger narrative of world history Concentrates on the idea of Inner Eurasia as a coherent ecological and geographical zone Focuses on the powerful ways in which the region's geography shaped its history Places great emphasis on how "mobilization" played a major part in the development of the regions Offers a distinctive interpretation of modernity that highlights the importance of fossil fuels Offers new ways of understanding the Soviet era A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume II is an ideal book for general audiences and for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in world history.

Introduction to Public Health

M. Feshbach and A. Friendly , Jr. , Ecocide in the USSR : Health and Nature under Siege ( New York : Basic Books , 1992 ) . 20. Feshbach and Friendly , Ecocide in the USSR . 21. M. Specter , " Plunging Life Expectancy Puzzles Russia ...

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Author: Mary-Jane Schneider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763725943

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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Nuclear Portraits

Feshbach and Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR, 172–5, 183–4; Kolesnikov and Yemelyanenkov, “Nuclear Pollution in the Former USSR,” 420–1. The leaders of the Soviet Union had a tendency in their statements to blame the atmospheric nuclear ...

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Author: Laurel Sefton MacDowell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442626294

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry.