The Gulf War Aftermath

The Gulf War Aftermath : An Environmental Tragedy

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The invasion and occupation of Kuwait by the Iraqi forces and the resulting Gulf War in 1991 led to unprecedented environmental contamination, the effects of which will be felt for years to come. The air was polluted by emissions from hundreds of burning oil wells, the sea fouled by the largest oil spill in history, and the land scarred by massive bombardment and troop movement. Information regarding this environmental legacy of the Gulf War has hitherto been scattered throughout the popular and scientific press. This is the first book that brings together what is currently known about the environmental aftermath of this tragic war.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20mm | 627g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0792322789
  • 9780792322788

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Impact of the War on the Marine Environment. 3. Environmental Impact of Kuwait Oil Fires. 4. Air Pollution from the Kuwait Oil Fires. 5. Air Pollution from Military Operations. 6. Gulf War Impact on Land Resources. 7. Human Health and the Gulf Crisis. Index.
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