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Advances in Military Geosciences

Military Geoscience

Bridging History to Current Operations

Editors: Guth, Peter L. (Ed.)

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  • A rare collection of scholarly contributions regarding the integration of geosciences and military history and operations
  • Includes new geologic and geographic data for many historically important battles and campaigns
  • Provides examples of modern scientific technology used to support military activities
  • Provides examples of how modern scientific methods and technology are used to evaluate historic events and places
  • Includes contributions from academic, government, and military experts
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About this book

This book is a collection of papers presented at the 11th International Conference of Military Geoscience that was held in 2015. 
The conference included discussion on a diverse range of geosciences, including military history, military geology, teaching geology from a military prospective, geological influence on the battlefield, and environmental and cultural issues related to management of military lands. Geology and geography have played a significant role in military history, from providing the stone for primitive tools and weapons, to the utilization of terrain in offensive and defensive strategies. Specific to this volume, deserts comprise nearly a third of the Earth’s surface and have been the site of numerous battles where the dust, heat, and a lack of food and water have provided challenges to military leaders and warriors. This book examines the role of deserts in past and modern warfare, the problems and challenges in managing military lands in desert regions, and how desert environmental conditions can impact military equipment and personnel. This proceedings volume should be of interest to scholars, professionals, and those interested in military history, warfare, geology, geography, cultural resources, general science, and military operations.

About the authors

Professor Peter Guth was educated at Deep Springs College, West Point (US Military Academy), and earned a PhD from MIT on a Hertz Fellowship doing geologic mapping in the Sheep Range north of Las Vegas. He served in the military on active duty for 11 years, and the reserves for 17 years. He has taught at West Point, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has been on the faculty of the Naval Academy’s oceanography department since 1988, teaching a wide range of courses including his research interests of geology and computer mapping.  He has served on the promotion and tenure committee, chaired the faculty senate curriculum committee, and is in the second year as president of the faculty senate. In 2018 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Geosciences Supporting and Analyzing Military Operations

    Pages 1-2

    Guth, Peter L.

  • Improvement in German Military Geology from the Napoleonic Wars to First World War

    Pages 3-19

    Häusler, Hermann

  • The Battle of Big Hole (Montana, USA, 1877): History, Archaeology, GIS, and Military Terrain Analysis

    Pages 21-39

    Guth, Peter L. (et al.)

  • The Influence of Physical Geography on the Outcome of the Battle of Spioenkop During the Anglo-Boer War, 1899–1902

    Pages 41-50

    Smit, H. A. P. (et al.)

  • Military Geoscientific Materials for Excursions to Theatres of First World War in France and Belgium

    Pages 51-65

    Mang, Reinhard (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Military Geoscience
Book Subtitle
Bridging History to Current Operations
Editors
  • Peter L. Guth
Series Title
Advances in Military Geosciences
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32173-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32173-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32172-7
Series ISSN
2522-8315
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 222
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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