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Author Eckert, Astrid M.,
Title West Germany and the Iron Curtain : environment, economy, and culture in the borderlands / Astrid M. Eckert.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]

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Author Eckert, Astrid M.,
Subject Borderlands -- Germany (West) -- Environmental conditions.
Borderlands -- Germany (West) -- Economic conditions.
Borderlands -- Germany (West) -- Social conditions.
Germany (West) -- Relations -- Germany (East)
Germany (East) -- Relations -- Germany (West)
Germany -- History -- 1945-1990.
Description 1 online resource (445 pages)
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Summary West Germany and the Iron Curtain takes a fresh look at the history of the Federal Republic and the German re-unification process from the spatial perspective of the West German borderlands that emerged along the volatile inter-German border after 1945. The book is the first environmental history of the Iron Curtain.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: on the western side of German's Iron Curtain -- The making of the West German borderlands, 1945-1955 -- The east of the west: an economic backwater at the border -- "Greetings from the zonal border": tourism to the Iron Curtain -- Salts, sewage, and sulfurous air: transboundary pollution in the borderlands -- Transboundary natures: the consequences of the Iron Curtain for landscape -- Closing the nuclear fuel cycle at Gorleben? West German's energy future in the borderlands -- Conclusion: West Germany from the periphery -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN 0190690070
9780190690083 (electronic bk.)
0190690089 (electronic bk.)
9780190690076 (electronic bk.)
0190690054
9780190690052
OCLC # 1114966251
Additional Format Print version: Eckert, Astrid M. West Germany and the Iron Curtain : Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands. Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2019 9780190690052 (OCoLC)1086483464.


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