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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World - Tim Marshall
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
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In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains,... show more
In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. To understand world events, news organizations and other authorities often focus on people, ideas, and political movements, but without geography, we never have the full picture. Now, in the relevant and timely Prisoners of Geography, seasoned journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan and Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. In ten, up-to-date maps of each region, Marshall explains in clear and engaging prose the complex geo-political strategies of these key parts of the globe. What does it mean that Russia must have a navy, but also has frozen ports six months a year? How does this affect Putin’s treatment of the Ukraine? How is China’s future constrained by its geography? Why will Europe never be united? Why will America never be invaded? Shining a light on the unavoidable physical realities that shape all of our aspirations and endeavors, Prisoners of Geography is the critical guide to one of the major (and most often overlooked) determining factors in world history.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501121463 (1501121464)
ASIN: 1501121464
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it
5.0 Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
A quick and easy read that explains why countries distrust their neighbours, and how and why China is taking over the world.
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
3.5 A geopolitical view of the world
All throughout this book I kept asking what he now had to say about this and that because it is three years since he wrote the book and Korea has a nuclear weapons capabilities now and the US has a new president and a number of other significant changes. Fascinating book. It will give you a whole ne...
Michelle's corner
Michelle's corner rated it
5.0 Review - Prisoners of Geography - 5 of 5 stars
There are so many quotes from this book that I want to show you. It brings politics right up to date, and ties it in with how military aggression, politics and populations have been affected by the geographical bounds. Mountain ranges, marshes, waterways, boundaries shifting as rivers change, the re...
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