Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of by Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd

By Michael Lindberg,Daniel Todd

From riverine operations within the American Civil battle and China within the 1860s to the foremost fleet engagements of the realm Wars, plus more moderen naval activities within the Falklands/Malvenas struggle and Gulf conflict, Lindberg and Todd methodically exhibit how geography has formed the tactic, strategies, and instruments of naval conflict. Alfred T. Mahan used to be maybe the 1st naval specialist to acknowledge and recognize absolutely the impact of geography on navies and naval battle. lots of his rules of seapower have been inherently geographical and encouraged either what sort of naval strength a kingdom could own and the way it'd be applied. within the time that has handed seeing that Mahan made his observations, naval conflict and navies have skilled significant technological adjustments, but geographical components proceed to exert their impression on how navies struggle, how they're based, and the layout of the ships that they deploy.

After supplying a entire evaluation of geostrategic concept and its program to naval struggle, the e-book is prepared through significant operational environments within which such conflict occurs--the excessive seas, littoral areas, and inland waterways. Lindberg and Todd illustrate how such geographical elements as distance, position, floor, and subsurface stipulations impact naval operations, together with fleet-to-fleet engagements, amphibious attack, coastal protection, logistical aid, and riverine activities. A separate bankruptcy takes an in-depth examine the ways that geography impacts navies themselves with matters equivalent to fundamental project sort, strength constitution improvement, and send layout. by using historic case reviews, this quantity applies lengthy held geographical innovations to basic naval theories and practices to demonstrate simply how pervasive geography's impression has been prior to now one hundred forty years.

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