Studies in Military Geography and Geology by Douglas R. CaldwellStudies in Military Geography and Geology by Douglas R. Caldwell

Studies in Military Geography and Geology

byDouglas R. CaldwellEditorJudy Ehlen, Russell S. Harmon

Paperback | December 25, 2010

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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.
(a) Mr. Caldwell has an AB in Geography from Dartmouth College, a MS in Cartography from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and an MSc in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has worked at the Defense Mapping Agency (currently known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) and the US Arm...
Title:Studies in Military Geography and GeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pagesPublished:December 25, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048167930

ISBN - 13:9789048167937


Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS (long)Contributing Authors / Preface Ch 1. Introduction - Gerald E. Galloway Part I. GeoperspectivesCh 2. Perspectives on Military Geography - R.S. Harmon, F.H. Dillon III and J.B. Garver, Jr. / Ch 3. Military Use of Underground Terrain: A Brief Historical Perspective - Thomas E. Eastler / Ch 4. The Development of the Tactical Geography in the 19th Century - Kurt A. Schroeder / Ch 5. From Empire to Alliance, Guarding the South or Watching the North: Canadian Military Geography, 1867-2002 - Jean MartinPart II. Historical VignettesCh 6. Geological/Topographical Reconnaissance of Hannibal's Route into Italia in 218 BC - W.C. Mahaney / Ch 7. Military Campaigns in Tropical Karst Terrain: The Maroon Wars of Jamaica - Michael J. Day / Ch 8. A Military Geography of the Hudson Highlands: Focal Point in the American War of Independence - Eugene J. Palka / Ch 9. Decisive Terrain: A Military Geography of Fortress West Point, 1775-1797 - Francis A. Galgano / Ch 10. Saratoga:A Military Geographic Analysis - James B. Dalton, Jr. / Ch 11. The Impact of Geology the March to the Battle of Eutaw Springs - Irene B. Boland and Charles A. Boland / Ch 12. The Battle of New Orleans: January 1815 - Richard W. Dixon / Ch 13. Terrain and its Affect on the Use of Artillery in the American Civil War: The Battle of Perryville, 8 October 1862 - Judy Ehlen and Robert J. Abrahart / Ch 14. The Geology of the Chickamauga Campaign, American Civil War - Stephen W. Henderson / Ch 15.Military geology and geography in the American Civil War: The Cloyds Mountain/New River Bridge campaign, May 1864 - Robert C. Whisonant / Ch 16.Roles of German Military Geologists and Geographers During World War II in Planning for Operation Sealion: The Invasion of England Scheduled for September 1940 - Edward P.F. Rose and Dierk Willig / Ch 17. War in the Heartland: The Role of Geography in Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942 - Burl E. Self Part III. Technologies of the 21st CenturyCh 18. Military Foot Traffic Impact on Soil Compaction Properties - Kenneth W. McDonald / Ch 19. The Effect of Military Operations on Desert Pavement: Case Study from Butler Pass, AZ - Daniel A. Gilewitch / Ch 20. Identification of Geologic Variables in Development of an Archeological Predictive Model for Management of Military Lands in Desert Terrains - Eric McDonald, Thomas Bullard, Tad Britt, and Marilyn O'Ruiz / Ch 21. The Geometry of Line-of-Sight and Weapons Fan Algorithms - P. L. Guth / Ch 22. A GIS-Based Spatial Analysis of Caves and Solution Cavities, with Applications to Predicting Cave Occurrence in Limestone Terrain - Michael R. Gross, K. Ghosh, A.K. Manda, and D. Whitman / Ch 23.Groundwater: Past, Present, and Future Uses in Military Operations - Christopher A. Gellasch / Ch 24. Managing Ground Water Resources at Camp Shelby Training Site, Mississippi, USA - D.M. Patrick, K.M. Roth, and R.A. Lemire / Ch 25. The Potential for Water Wars between Israel, Jordan, and The Palestinian Authority - J. David RogersINDEX

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"In June 2003, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, hosted an international conference on military Geology and Geography. . Papers presented at the conference comprise the contents of this book . . A major strength of this book is the multi-disciplinary nature of the subject matter. It appeals to a broad range of interests and perspectives. The book also illustrates the amount of shared knowledge among the disciplines of geography, geology, and history . ." (Thomas Nolan, The Geographical Journal, Issue 172, 2006)"Both peace-time and hot-war military activities are clearly underpinned by theoretical and applied systems theory to ascertain present and future optimum results. . The need for documentation is exemplified by this publication on military geography & geology (MGG). This extraordinary, influential and fascinating book is the product by 36 American earth science and numerous other experts . . the book could act as a catalyst to hopefully encourage those countries which have not placed sufficient importance on MGG, e.g. Canada." (Karl H. Wolf, International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 35 (4), 2006)"The book covers a rather fascinating topic! . Twenty-five chapters based on the 2003 International Military Geology and Geography (MGG) conference are offered in three main parts. . a real eye-opener for novices unfamiliar with the specialty of MGG. If you haven't been interested before, surely the first pages will hook you! . The chapters deal with many diverse physical and cultural landscapes." (Karl Wolf, The Australian Geologist Newsletter, Issue 136, September, 2005)