Modern Military Geography

Author: Francis Galgano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136919805
Size: 75.54 MB
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This book of contributed chapters by subject matter expertly provides an overview and analysis of salient contemporary and historical military subjects from the military geographer’s perspective. Factors of geography have had a compelling influence on battles and campaigns throughout history; however, geography and military affairs have gained heightened attention during the past two decades, and military geography is the discipline best situated to explain them. Hence, the premise of this book and its contents are founded on the principle that geographical knowledge of space, place, people, and scale provide essential insights into contemporary security issues and promotes the idea that such insight is critical to understanding and managing significant military problems at local, regional, and global scales.

Battling The Elements

Author: Harold A. Winters
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866487
Size: 33.29 MB
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A geographer and three former U.S. Army officers limn the role of such environmental factors as weather, terrain, soil, and vegetation in the major battles in world history and the strategies generals have used to exploit them. UP.

Military Geographies

Author: Rachel Woodward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144439987X
Size: 57.99 MB
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Military Geographies is about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism. A book about how local space, place, environment and landscape are shaped by military presence, and about how wider geographies are touched by militarism. Sets a new agenda for the study of military geography with its critical analysis of the ways in which military control over space is legitimized. Explores the ways in which militarism and military activities control development, the use of space and our understanding of place. Focuses on military lands, establishments and personnel in contemporary peacetime settings. Uses examples from Europe, North America and Australasia. Draws on original research into the mechanisms by which the British government manages the defence estate. Illustrated with maps, plans and other figures.

Lsc Military Geography From Peace To War

Author: Eugene Palka
Publisher: Learning Solutions
Size: 67.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Military Geography involves the application of geographic information, tools and technologies to military problems — across the spectrum of military operations from peacetime to wartime. History is replete with examples of the influence of terrain, weather, climate and culture on combat operations during war. Military problems, however, are immutably linked to geography regardless of the context in which they occur. This book retains the wartime focus of “traditional” military geography, yet broadens the scope of the subfield to incorporate a wide range of Stability and Support Operations (SASO), as well as peacetime endeavors. Notwithstanding its purpose, the conduct of any military enterprise is conditioned by the character of the area of operations--the military operating environment. This book focuses on the synergy between geography and military operations wherever they occur.

El Alamein And The Struggle For North Africa

Author: Jill Edwards
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 1617973483
Size: 11.11 MB
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This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein arena to individual memories of non-combatant Alexandrians, from the Free French to the seasoned colonial forces of Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa, and from vital naval engagements and the siege of Malta to the study of Rommel's leadership and the Churchill-Montgomery duo, this book presents the reader with a detailed yet broad reassessment of the complexities of the war in North Africa between 1941 and 1943, its technology, philosophy, military doctrine, strategy, tactics, logistics, and the associated local and international politics. Writing from the perspectives of some of the many nations whose armies were involved in the conflict, fifteen historians bring to their work the precision of their national historical archival sources in clear and spritely narratives.

Military Geosciences In The Twenty First Century

Author: Russell S. Harmon
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 081374122X
Size: 28.21 MB
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"Eighteen chapters address the complex yet critical aspects of the role of geosciences in military undertakings. The chapters cover a wide range of expertise drawn from the broad area of geology, geomorphology, geography, geophysics, engineering geology, hydrogeology, cartography, environmental science, remote sensing, soil science, geoinformatics, and related disciplines that reflect the multidisciplinary nature of military geology"--

New Directions In Military Sociology

Author: Eric Ouellet
Publisher: de Sitter Publications
Size: 63.38 MB
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This book brings together military sociologists from eight countries to discuss and illustrate new directions for military sociology. As the roles and even the meaning of the armed forces are evolving rapidly, the authors present alternate ways of looking at key social issues and assumptions about armed forces and society. The chapters examine the foundations of military sociology and elucidate the potential contributions of interpretative sociology and allied approaches to the study of military affairs. This collection is intended primarily for academic researchers and students of military affairs, in both civilian and military institutions. Researchers will find a wide array of tools and perspectives that can be used in dealing with the challenges that face the armed forces and society. The text offers several pedagogical features such as learning objectives, key terms and concepts, study questions, and other resources that undergraduates, as well as graduate students and their teachers, will find most helpful.

The Environmental Legacy Of Military Operations

Author: Judy Ehlen
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813741149
Size: 26.63 MB
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U.S. military lands are part of the public trust and the level of awareness of sustainability and land-use issues has risen significantly in recent years. Ehlen (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center) and Harmon (U.S. Army Research Office) present 14 articles that look at the use of engineering geology principles and their applications to both military operations and environmental issues, although military operations and the environment are not always treated together. Topics include battlefield terrain evaluation, predicting fracture systems in enemy underground facilities, the geoenvironmental legacy of the Rock of Gibraltar military engineering, and erosion trends at Fort Leonard Wood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Size: 48.44 MB
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.