Author: Geoffrey Till
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136255559
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of transportation, information-exchange and strategic dominion. It has provided the basis for mankind's prosperity and security, and this is even more true in the early 21st century, with the emergence of an increasingly globalized world trading system. Navies have always provided a way of policing, and sometimes exploiting, the system. In contemporary conditions, navies, and other forms of maritime power, are having to adapt, in order to exert the maximum power ashore in the company of others and to expand the range of their interests, activities and responsibilities. While these new tasks are developing fast, traditional ones still predominate. Deterrence remains the first duty of today’s navies, backed up by the need to ‘fight and win’ if necessary. How navies and their states balance these two imperatives will tell us a great deal about our future in this increasingly maritime century. This book investigates the consequences of all this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for anyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the 21st century. Seapower is essential reading for all students of naval power, maritime security and naval history, and highly recommended for students of strategic studies, international security and International Relations.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author: A. T. Mahan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131025
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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DIVInfluential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans. /div

Sea Power

Author: E.B. Potter
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612517676
Format: PDF
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A classic work widely acknowledged over the past 20 years as the definitive text on its subject. All aspects of over 2,000 years of naval history are covered, from Greek and Roman galley warfare to Vietnam and beyond, with emphasis on the evolution of strategy, tactics, and weapons development. With 14 authors it is not so much a symposium as a continuous narrative. Acclaimed historians such as James C. Bradford, Henry H. Adams, and Craig Symonds lend their expertsie to the work, which continues to serve as a standard for any historical stufy of the role of navies on history.

History of Sea Power

Author: William Stevens
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845710365
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In diesem Werk erläutert William Stevens, der Professor an der U.S. Naval Acadamy war, als erster ausführlich die Entwicklung und die große Einflussnahme der Seemächte seit ihren Anfängen bis 1920.

The Evolution of Sea Power Classic Reprint

Author: P. A. Silburn
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365497349
Format: PDF
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Excerpt from The Evolution of Sea-Power This work has been inspired by the following passage, which appears in the preface of that great work The Influence of sea-power upon History Historians generally have been unfamiliar with the conditions of the sea, having as to it neither special interest nor special knowledge, and the profound determining influence of maritime strength upon great issues has consequently been overlooked. It is not with any presumptuous ambition of endeavour ing to meet the want for a history of sea-power, or any hope of being able to rectify the omission of the historians of the past so rightly deplored by Admiral Mahan in the passage quoted above, that this work has been undertaken, but rather it is an earnest endeavour to place before the public an outline of the growth of sea-power, the use that has been made of it in peace as well as in war, and the all-important part that it has taken in placing nations in the order and situation they occupy to-day. The definite object proposed in this work is an examina tion of the growth of sea-power from that of the Phoenicians to that of the maritime nations of the present day, placing in relief the part sea-power has taken in the delimitation of territory among the races of the world, the determining influence it has exercised in the rise of republics, kingdoms, and empires, an attempt to show, where such is possible, the disaster which inevitably follows the neglect of the general principles of sea-power. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Life of Nelson The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 395427325X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Horatio Nelson is the most famous seaman in British history. Many books about him have appeared until today but the study of Alfred Thayer Mahan, published in 1897, is still one of the best written pieces and a standard work in the field of Nelson’s biography research. It was part of Mahan’s seapower studies and contains Nelson’s impressive life story as well as Mahan’s own view on naval strategy and warfare tactics. »It is essential to the completeness and rounding off of the author's discussion of the Influence of Sea Power, that he present a study, from his own point of view, of the one man who in himself summed up and embodied the greatness of the possibilities which Sea Power comprehends, – the man for whom genius and opportunity worked together, to make him the personification of the Navy of Great Britain.« Reprint of the original edition from 1897. Volume 1 of 2. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was a US Navy officer and author of influential marine history and strategy books. His work »The Influence of Sea Power upon History«, published in 1890, established the modern US Navy doctrine of maritime predominance: the higher the naval power of a country, the greater its global impact. Mahan’s concepts of naval war tactics were adapted by many navies all over the world.