'This is simply the most comprehensive and impressive contemporary analysis of sea power and maritime strategy currently available…Anyone with any interest in navies should get a copy of this vital book and read it. It is already a classic of its kind.' - Eric Grove, Navy News
"A powerful combination of plain English and an innate ability to break down the component parts of a complex subject into a readily digestible form before leading the reader gently through the ensuing maze." - The Naval Review
"An extensive array of information collated with skilful insight and incisive scholarship." "An definitive study of the role of seapower, past, present and future" - Parliamentary Maritime Review
‘A landmark work ... Till's excellent book will dominate maritime reading lists for years to come.’ - Colin S. Gray, RUSI Journal
"A tour de force, a milestone work and essential professional reading." - Ship's Telegraph (Ministry of Defence)
"In all, Seapower is very probably the best single work on sea power and maritime strategy to have been published for many years." - Journal of the Australian Naval Institute
"If you happen to be teaching a course on sea power, it would be the perfect basic text." - Proceedings
"A comprehensive look at the political and military significance of the oceans in the new century…has much to offer students and the general public as well." - The Mariner’s Mirror
"Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century is without doubt the best single publication on power in the maritime domain and naval strategy in general. It will remain a standard text book for those teaching naval strategy for many years to come. The book is a must read" - Dr Abel Esterhuyse, Scientia Militaria
From the Back Cover
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. 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. Their traditional tasks still apply but new ones are developing fast.
Written by a recognized authority on maritime strategy past and present, this timely and up-to-date book investigates the consequences of this for the developing nature, composition and functions of all the world's significant navies, and provides a guide for everyone interested in the changing and crucial role of seapower in the 21st century.
This wide ranging book will be essential reading for all serious students and practitioners of maritime strategy and naval power, and will be of great interest to well-informed general readers.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.