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Battlegrounds: Geography and the History of Warfare

Stephenson, Michael

Published by Natl Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2003
ISBN 10: 0792233743 / ISBN 13: 9780792233749
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Title: Battlegrounds: Geography and the History of ...

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Printing


287pp., maps, plans, index, Arranged into Battles fought on Plains, Valleys, Rivers, Islands, Woods & Forests, Coasts, Highground & Hills, Desert, Jungle, Passes, Bays & Harbours, Peninsulas. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 007956

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Synopsis: In "Battlegrounds, Michael Stephenson assembles an impressive roster of the world' s best military historians and writers, including Dr. David Chandler, Richard Holmes, John Warry, and Brendan Morrissey, to discuss the impact of geography on military strategy and history. This collection of essays, illustrated with vintage and modern maps, offers geographic adventure around the world, across centuries, and through every kind of terrain, shedding new light on famous battles and introducing less well-known--but nevertheless significant--moments in military history.

Throughout military history, battles have often been determined by certain " geographic imperatives" --characteristics of the terrain that significantly affect the nature of the fighting. Confrontations, therefore, have essentially been decided by an army

From Alexander the Great' s attack across the Granicus in 334 B.C. to the U.S. siege of the mountains of Afghanistan in 2001, geography has been a permanent and crucial factor in battle. "Battlegrounds provides an unprecedented and fascinating look at this most formidable of adversaries throughout the history of warfare.

Product Description: An analysis of the way in which terrain affects how battles are fought and ultimately how it impacts history provides essays on historical conflicts complemented by vintage and modern maps.

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