Prisoners of Geography, Volume 1: Ten Maps That Explain Everything about the World

Tim Marshall (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
October 27, 2015
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781501121463

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About the Author

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 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 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com

Reviews

"[Q]uite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding."--The Evening Standard
"In an ever more complex, chaotic and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics."--Newsweek
"Marshall is excellent on some of the highways and byways of geo-politics."--Financial Times
"Fans of geography, history and politics (and maps) will be enthralled."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"This is not a book about environmental determinism - the geography of a region is never presented as fatalistic; but it does send a timely reminder that despite technological advances, geography is always there, often forcing the hand of world leaders."--Geographical Magazine
"Lively and perceptive political and historical analyses are frequent. The chapter on China is excellent; the chapter on Africa combines geography and history in a convincing way; the chapter on Western Europe...is a brilliant narrative of European relations, particularly between France and Germany. The superb chapter on the Middle East makes for a clear indictment of the Sykes-Picot agreements and of their tracing of artificial borders. The chapter on the Arctic is precise and informative ...A very lively, sensible and informative series of country reports in which geography occupies its rightful place along with shrewd historical reminders and political judgments."--Survival: Global Politics and Strategy
"Marshall's insistence on seeing the world through the lens of geography compels a fresh way of looking at maps--not just as objects for orientation or works of art, but as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations."--New York Times Book Review
"This book is especially timely...Landscapes, rugged or otherwise, and what the land holds in resources, exert their own kind of sway that no one, not even a Putin, can surmount. This book grabbed me because of its enormous relevance to our world today."--Booktrib.com
"A convincing analysis of Russian geopoliticalthinking....Also makes clear the terrible price the world has had to paybecause European officials decided to create nation-states with borders thatcompletely ignored cultural geography."--Washington Post