Joseph Stalin and his successors regarded nature as an enemy that could be overcome by the might of Soviet technology and the brute force of slave labour. The building of vast networks of canals and the diversion of major rivers has created untold environmental damage, whilst Soviet nuclear and biological weapons programmes contaminated vast areas and caused unimaginable agony for human and animal life. Struan Stevenson travels to former Soviet republics and presents a grim catalogue of environmental catastrophe. As well as talking with those whose lives continue to be cruelly affected by this terrible legacy, he also meets those who are trying to deal with its wider consequences as it threatens to impact far beyond the steppes of Central Asia. All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale Size: 180mm - 250mm. 254 pages. Remnants of old price label on the back cover. Dust Jacket has some shelf-wear, as well as bumping to corners and extremities. Covers have some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics & Government; Russia; History. ISBN/EAN: 9781780270906. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20249.