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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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eng
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"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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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 and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm86506856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780735220591
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(hardback)
Lccn
2016056758
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Sea power : the history and geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
sky2ocm86506856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780735220591
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016056758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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