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Title Modern military geography / edited by Francis A. Galgano, Eugene J. Palka
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 437 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Part 1. Introduction to military geography: Military geography in the US: history, scope, and recent developments / Eugene J. Palka -- Military science for the non-professional / Francis A. Galgano -- An introduction to geography for non-geographers / Francis A. Galgano -- Environmental security: a growing force in regional stability / Kent Hughes Butts -- The environment and regional security: a framework for analysis / Amy Richmond Krakowka -- Climate change and potential regional instability in the Arctic / Eugene J. Palka -- The legacy of federal military lands in the US: a geographic retrospective / William W. Doe III -- Part 2. Historical and operational military geography: Streams and military landscape / Francis A. Galgano -- Methuen's Northern Cape Campaign, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 / Hendrik A.P. Smit -- The battle for Attu: physical geographic challenges of the Aleutian Campaign of World War II / Eugene J. Palka -- Protecting the force: medical geography and the Buna-Gona Campaign / Eugene J. Palka and Francis A. Galgano -- The geography of amphibious warfare / Francis A. Galgano -- Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1992-5: epitomizing Yugoslavia's bloody collapse / Steven Oluic -- Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom and military geographic challenges / Eugene J. Palka -- Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom: a military geography / Eugene J. Palka, Francis A. Galgano, and Mark W. Corson -- Part 3. Applied military geography: Military lands as spatial analogs for a twenty-first-century Army: natural environments for testing and training / William W. Doe III -- Aeolian processes and military operations / Joseph P. Henderson -- Infrastructure vulnerability in a catastrophic CSZ event and implications on disaster response for the Oregon coast / Wiley C. Thompson -- Khe Sanh, Vietnam: examining the long-term impacts of warfare on the physical landscape / Joseph P. Hupy -- Napoleonic know-how for stability operations / Douglas E. Batson -- Identicide in Sarajevo: the destruction of the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina / Sarah Jane Meharg -- Geopolitics and the dragon's advance: an exploration of the strategy and reality of china's growing economic and military power and its effect upon Taiwan / Clifton W. Pannell -- Ungoverned space and effective sovereignty in the Global War on Terror: western Pakistan / Francis A. Galgano
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Military geography -- History
Military geography.
Military geography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Galgano, Francis A. (Francis Anthony)
Palka, Eugene Joseph.
ISBN 0203844394