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The Resource Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

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Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans
Title
Sea power
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the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans
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Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
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Sea power
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the history and geopolitics of the worlds oceans
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eng
Summary
"From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject"--
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A general and former commander of NATO describes the history and geography of the world’s oceans and the battles that have spanned them during the whole of human existence, from the Athenians to the nuclear submarines of the 20th century Cold War
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10565410
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Stavridis, James,
Dewey number
359/.03
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Index
index present
LC call number
V25
LC item number
.S73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sea-power
  • Naval history
  • Geopolitics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
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adult
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the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans
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Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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Contents
The sea is one -- The Pacific: mother of all oceans -- The Atlantic Ocean: the cradle of civilization -- The Indian Ocean: the future sea -- The Mediterranean: where war at sea began -- The South China Sea: a likely zone of conflict -- The Caribbean: stalled in the past -- The Arctic Ocean: promise and peril -- The outlaw sea: oceans as crime scenes -- America and the oceans: a naval strategy for the twenty-first century
Control code
959037283
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780735220591
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056758
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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Label
Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The sea is one -- The Pacific: mother of all oceans -- The Atlantic Ocean: the cradle of civilization -- The Indian Ocean: the future sea -- The Mediterranean: where war at sea began -- The South China Sea: a likely zone of conflict -- The Caribbean: stalled in the past -- The Arctic Ocean: promise and peril -- The outlaw sea: oceans as crime scenes -- America and the oceans: a naval strategy for the twenty-first century
Control code
959037283
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780735220591
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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