Battlegrounds: Geography and the History of Warfare
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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
About this title:
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.
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
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