• History

Desert Warfare

From Its Roman Origins to the Gulf Conflict
Author: Bryan Perrett
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473847486
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 4083
Approximately one-fifth of the earth's surface consists of desert, and throughout history these arid regions have witnessed some of the world's most decisive battles. Here, Bryan Perrett gives an absorbing account of desert conflicts from the first century BC to more contemporary conflicts such as those in Iran and Iraq. As he demonstrates, acclimatization and familiarization with the day-to-day problems of desert life are vital not only to teach troops how to protect themselves and their equipment, but also to bring them to terms with the harsh environment. The desert does not compromise, and battles fought there result in total victory or total defeat, often at horrific cost. Initially released in 1988 by Patrick Stephens Limited, this re-issue marks a determination on the author's and the publisher's part to keep an esteemed publication in print.

    • Science

Studies in Military Geography and Geology


Author: Douglas R. Caldwell,Judy Ehlen,Russell S. Harmon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140203105X
Category: Science
Page: 348
View: 1611
A selection of papers on a broad range of military topics ranging from the strategic perspective, through analyses of historical battles at the operational and tactical levels, to the use of advanced technologies applied to present-day military problems.

    • Military art and science

Probing War & Warfare


Author: N.A
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788176487221
Category: Military art and science
Page: 280
View: 8095

    • History

The A to Z of the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991


Author: Clayton R. Newell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 363
View: 984
"This book draws together war assessments from a multitude of commentators. This is accomplished through an introduction, a chronology, and a bibliography, as well as appendixes and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant civilian and military personnel, crucial diplomatic and political actions, and essential military aspects, including strategies and tactics, encounters and battles, and forces and weapons deployed by both sides. As the situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, this reference provides an important historical perspective of an increasingly crucial issue."--BOOK JACKET.

    • History

Historical Dictionary of the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991


Author: Clayton R. Newell
Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of War
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 363
View: 9399
Entries provide information on military personnel and equipment, diplomatic events, strategies and tactics employed, and encounters and battles.


    • Water

African Water Histories

Transdisciplinary Discourses
Author: Johann W. N. Tempelhoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Water
Page: 368
View: 3173

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Best Books for Senior High Readers


Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 931
View: 963
Briefly annotated citations of some 10,000 books, arranged by subject and indexed by author, title, and subject/grade level. The books, all in print as of 1990, received favorable notices in more than one review journal appearing between January 1985 and September 1990. Aimed at students in grades 10-12, this bibliography is the third in the Bowker trilogy, which includes Best books for children and ... for junior high readers.

    • History

The Leatherneck


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2038

    • Science

Military Geosciences in the Twenty-first Century


Author: Russell S. Harmon,Sophie E. Baker,Eric Von McDonald
Publisher: Geological Society of Amer
ISBN: 9780813741222
Category: Science
Page: 215
View: 5835
"Eighteen chapters address the complex yet critical aspects of the role of geosciences in military undertakings. The chapters cover a wide range of expertise drawn from the broad area of geology, geomorphology, geography, geophysics, engineering geology, hydrogeology, cartography, environmental science, remote sensing, soil science, geoinformatics, and related disciplines that reflect the multidisciplinary nature of military geology"--

    • Infantry

Infantry


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Infantry
Page: N.A
View: 539

    • United States

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative
Author: Bowker Staff
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 1794

    • History

Shadows in the Desert

Ancient Persia at War
Author: Kaveh Farrokh,Richard Nelson Frye
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781846034732
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 531
The empires of ancient Persia remain as mysterious today as they were to contemporary Western scholars. Although Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia is legendary, the military successes of the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian empires, along with their revolutionary military technology, tactics, and culture have been almost forgotten in the sands of the East. Containing information never before published in English, Shadows in the Desert offers a comprehensive history of Persia's wars with East and West which spanned over a millennium, and offers an insight into the exchange of ideas and culture that occurred during these clashes between East and West, not only military technology, but influences in the arts, medicine, religion and science. This beautifully illustrated book delves into the rich heritage of the Persians, which was spread around the world through war and conquest, and which, after the fall of the Sassanians, continued to impact upon civilizations around the world.

    • History

Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great


Author: Lee L. Brice
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690702
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 8523
This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life


    • History

Cavalry from Hoof to Track


Author: Roman Johann Jarymowycz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987268
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 7538
outlining the doctrinal and material evolution of the cavalry in its quest for dominance and survival in the battlefield, this history assesses the philosophy and principles of one of warfare's most constant participants.

    • History

In the Company of Soldiers

A Chronicle of Combat
Author: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429900010
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 5197
From Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Rick Atkinson comes an eyewitness account of the war against Iraq and a vivid portrait of a remarkable group of soldiers For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today's U.S. Army in combat. Now, in this extraordinary account of his odyssey with the 101st, Atkinson presents an intimate and revealing portrait of the soldiers who fight the expeditionary wars that have become the hallmark of our age. At the center of Atkinson's drama stands the compelling figure of Major General David H. Petraeus, described by one comrade as "the most competitive man on the planet." Atkinson spent virtually all day every day at Petraeus's elbow in Iraq, where he had an unobstructed view of the stresses, anxieties, and large joys of commanding 17,000 soldiers in combat. Atkinson watches Petraeus wrestle with innumerable tactical conundrums and direct several intense firefights; he watches him teach, goad, and lead his troops and his subordinate commanders. And all around Petraeus, we see the men and women of a storied division grapple with the challenges of waging war in an unspeakably harsh environment. With the eye of a master storyteller, the premier military historian of his generation puts us right on the battlefield. In the Company of Soldiers is a compelling, utterly fresh view of the modern American soldier in action.

    • American literature

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 3847

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cruel Radiance

Photography and Political Violence
Author: Susie Linfield
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226482510
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 339
View: 3472
Challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead, the author argues that looking at such images is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty.

    • History

Romes Desert Frontiers


Author: David Kennedy,Derrick Riley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135782687
Category: History
Page: 257
View: 1870
Over 100 archaeological sites lying within the desert area of Rome's eastern frontier are examined with accompanying maps, plans and air photographs. Designed to provide an overview of Roman military works in the Middle East, this work is intended to appeal to archaeologists and military historians.