"All wars are fought over natural resources", a local permaculture enthusiast told me as we were driving home from a visit to a community gardening project. By growing his own potatoes he was in his own small way promoting world peace. A bit over-simplified I thought to myself. But an interest was sown. This book summarizes more than four years of spare time research into his postulate.
"Ecowar - Natural resources and conflict" sums up the links between natural resources and conflict in four parts: a historical review, a look at current conflicts influenced by natural resources, an overview of academic research and finally a cautions prognosis for future development.
A natural science and plain facts based - rather than political or religiously motivated - approach to geopolitics spiced with semi-fictious short stories. May prove how all wars are indeed fought over natural resources. Or at least show that few wars are fought for the reasons they were excused by.
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