Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography : Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics

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*Discover the ten maps that reveal the future of our world in THE POWER OF GEOGRAPHY - the sequel to PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY - OUT NOW*


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Geography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed...


All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.




If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here.


In ten chapters and ten maps, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.


It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics.


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'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well.' Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard



'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

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Ten maps; ten chapters:


Russia * China * United States of America * Latin America * the Middle East * Africa * India and Pakistan * Europe * Japan and Korea * the Arctic
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 304g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. and updated ed.
  • 9781783962433
  • 139

Table of contents

CONTENTS; Foreword by Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE vii; Introduction ix; 1 Russia 1; 2 China 27; 3 USA 53; 4 Western Europe 75; 5 Africa 95; 6 The Middle East 119; 7 India and Pakistan 153; 8 Korea and Japan 177; 9 Latin America 197; 10 The Arctic 221; Conclusion 237; Bibliography 241; Acknowledgements 247; Index 249
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Review quote

'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I
can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well.' - Nicolas
Lezard, Evening Standard 'Sharp
insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
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About Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 25 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from thirty countries and covered the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. His blog Foreign Matters was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2010.

He has written for newspapers including The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent and Daily Telegraph, and is the author of Shadowplay: The Overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic (a bestseller in former Yugoslavia) and "Dirty Northern B*st*rds!" and Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain(1)s Football Chants. He is the founder and editor of TheWhatandtheWhy.com
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