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Title From above : war, violence, and verticality / Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison Williams
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 376 pages)
Series Critical war studies series
Critical war studies.
Summary The arrival of the aerostatic balloon at the end of the nineteenth century ushered in a new perspective on the battlefield, taking over from the mount - the hill at the edge of the field of combat - and the fortified tower positioned within it. Since then there has been no perspective more culpable in war, violence, and security than the aerial one. This book explores the aerial view in new depth and clarity. It draws in vivid detail on studies of the aerial perspective today and on rich empirical investigations of the aerial view from the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Air warfare -- Case studies.
Air power -- Case studies.
Visual perception -- Political aspects.
Perspective (Philosophy)
War (Philosophy)
Human territoriality.
National security.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Adey, Peter, editor
Whitehead, Mark, 1975- editor
Williams, Alison (Alison J.), editor
ISBN 9780199388226 (ebook)