The Power of Geography : Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

The Power of Geography : Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

Quite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding' - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard, on Prisoners of Geography If you want to understand what's happening in the world, look at a map. Tim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation's choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn't changed, but the world has. In this revelatory new book, Marshall takes us into ten regions that are set to shape global politics and power. Find out why the Earth's atmosphere is the world's next battleground; why the fight for the Pacific is just beginning; and why Europe's next refugee crisis is closer than it thinks. In ten chapters covering Australia, The Sahel, Greece, Turkey, the UK, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Space, delivered with Marshall's trademark wit and insight, this is a lucid and gripping exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity's past, present - and future. 10 Illustrations, black and white

Title:The Power of Geography : Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781783965373
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    The Power of Geography : Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World Reviews

  • Lou

    The Power of Geography is the much-anticipated sequel to Prisoners of Geography, a book that illustrated that a countries choices are constrained by both its landscape and climate. In this follow-up T...

  • Peter Baran

    Prisoners Of Geography was a deserved smash, a clever angle to use geography to actually tell historical stories about current affairs, why the world is the way it is partially due to the way countrie...

  • AnnaG

    Prisoners of Geography was one of the most insightful books that I have read in a long time and I found the follow-ups about Flags and Borders to be interesting, although not as radical. This book how...

  • Teodor Zhelyazkov

    This"sequel" to "Prisoners of Geography" is another masterpiece by Tim Marshall. The wide range of cultures and regions covered in this book does not disappoint. Quite the opposite - it gives an excit...

  • Stuart

    Just as good as Prisoners and I think you have nothing to fear if you think it will feel derivative. Shifting the focus to what you might call secondary countries or regions in this book was a masters...

  • Lauren Morgan

    As a recent graduate of global studies and geography undergrad programs, it is impossible to have not heard about Tim Marshall's previous book. This sequel focuses on 10 different areas Australia, the...

  • Ula

    A good book for anyone who is interested in geopolitics. In every chapter, devoted to a particular country or a region, you will find a description of the lay of the land, a short history, including r...

  • Jeff

    Remarkable Look At Often Unnoticed Regions. Marshall's prior work in this space, Prisoners of Geography, was much lauded and at least a bit derided. Here, well, the exact same approaches and reasoning...

  • Miki

    *4.5I read "Prisoners of Geography" almost one year ago. I bought the 2019 paperback version for my partner while I was at the airport in Malta...Just before news of Covid-19 broke. I think that readi...

  • Kathryn

    While this is not the typical book I read and review, I do have a degree in Geography and political geography was by far my favorite class. I have not read Tim Marshall’s “Prisoners of Geography....