Military Geography for Professionals and the Public

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Potomac Books, Inc., 1998 - 437 pages

This book covers many topics that are crucial to military planning but often receive only passing mention in histories or briefings. Collins, a former Army officer, stresses land geography, but he does not stint oceans, the atmosphere, or interplanetary space. His discussions of urban areas are too brief, given the increasing amount of large-scale violence in cities since the end of World War II.

 

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Contents

1 OVERVIEW
3
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
11
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
177
POLITICALMILITARY GEOGRAPHY
277
AREA ANALYSES
339
Acronyms and Abbreviations
389
Glossary of Geographical Terms
391
A Basic Geographic Library
407
INDEX
417
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
437

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About the author (1998)

John M. Collins is a retired U.S. Army colonel and a distinguished visiting research fellow at the National Defense University. Collins culminated his military career as the director of military strategy studies and then as chief of the Strategic Research Group at the National War College. He was subsequently the senior specialist in national defense at the Congressional Research Service for twenty-four years. Collins has written twelve books and numerous monographs, including Strategy: Principles, Practices, and Historical Perspectives. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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