Battling the elements : weather and terrain in the conduct of war / Harold A. Winters . [et al.].

Collection type Library
Author Winters, Harold A.; Center for American Places (Harrisonburg, Va.);
Call Number 355.47 W788b
Document type Monograph
Year 1998.
Pagination ix, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press,
Note "Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia"--P. facing t.p. Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-306) and index. Throughout history, from Hannibal's crossing of the Alps to Rommel's desert warfare, military operations have succeeded or failed on the ability of commanders to incorporate environmental conditions into their tactics. In Battling the Elements, geograph. Harold A. Winters and former U.S. Army officers Gerald E. Galloway Jr., William J. Reynolds, and David W. Rhyne examine the connections between major battles in world history and their geographic components, revealing what role factors such as weather,. limate, terrain, soil, and vegetation have played in combat. Each chapter of Battling the Elements offers a detailed and engaging explanation of a specific environmental factor and then looks at several battles that highlight its effects on military operations. Battling the Elements details dozens of battles to i. ustrate the complex, diverse, and often capricious effect of physical geography on war without oversimplifying this relationship or implying that environmental factors predetermine the outcome of a battle.
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