The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on noteworthy aspects of the history of conflict. Through its chronological organization and ample use of maps, the Encyclopedia also clearly conveys the link between war and world geographical history. A thorough yet concise exploration of combat throughout human history, this fascinating and informative reference work is an outstanding addition to any library collection.