By Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd
From riverine operations within the American Civil struggle and China within the 1860s to the foremost fleet engagements of the area Wars, plus more moderen naval activities within the Falklands/Malvenas struggle and Gulf conflict, Lindberg and Todd methodically exhibit how geography has formed the method, strategies, and instruments of naval struggle. Alfred T. Mahan was once maybe the 1st naval expert to acknowledge and recognize absolutely the impression of geography on navies and naval struggle. lots of his ideas of seapower have been inherently geographical and prompted either what sort of naval strength a country might own and the way it'd be applied. within the time that has handed considering that Mahan made his observations, naval battle and navies have skilled significant technological alterations, but geographical elements proceed to exert their impact on how navies struggle, how they're dependent, and the layout of the ships that they deploy.
After supplying a complete assessment of geostrategic thought and its program to naval battle, the publication is prepared by way of significant operational environments within which such struggle occurs--the excessive seas, littoral areas, and inland waterways. Lindberg and Todd illustrate how such geographical components as distance, position, floor, and subsurface stipulations effect naval operations, together with fleet-to-fleet engagements, amphibious attack, coastal safeguard, logistical help, and riverine activities. A separate bankruptcy takes an in-depth examine the ways that geography impacts navies themselves with concerns equivalent to basic undertaking style, strength constitution improvement, and send layout. by utilizing historic case reviews, this quantity applies lengthy held geographical innovations to primary naval theories and practices to demonstrate simply how pervasive geography's impression has been prior to now a hundred and forty years.
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Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare, 1861 to the Present by Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd