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

Description

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 (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, 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.

Details

Author(s)
Tim Marshall
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 30mm | 577g
Publication date
16 Jul 2015
Publisher
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
w. maps
ISBN10
1783961414
ISBN13
9781783961412
Bestsellers rank
7,475