Prisoners of geography: ten maps that explain everything about the world by tim marshall, paperback

In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions lớn explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, và politics (và maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).Maps have sầu a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want lớn know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts và other experts who have neglected khổng lồ refer to a map of the place in question. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In “one of the best books about geopolitics” (The Evening Standard), now updated to lớn include năm nhâm thìn geopolitical developments, journadanh sách Tyên ổn Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, và Greenlvà & the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, và borders—lớn provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths và vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue khổng lồ expand? Why is Tibet destined khổng lồ đại bại its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a critical guide to lớn one of the major determining factors in world affairs.

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About The Author


Courtesy of Elliot & Thompson and the author
Tyên Marshall

Tyên Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, và before that was working for the Đài truyền hình BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries và covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistung, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria và 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 nguồn and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines và Under Fire. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site

Publisher: Scribner (October 11, 2016) Length: 3đôi mươi pages ISBN13: 9781501121470

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"Quite 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 và interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise & useful primer on geo-politics.”

– Newsweek Europe

“This is not a book about environmental determinism – the geography of aregion is never presented as fatalistic; but it does skết thúc a timely reminderthat despite technological advances, geography is always there, often forcingthe hand of world leaders.”

– Geographical Magazine

"Lively and perceptive political và historical analyses are frequent. The chapter on Trung Quốc is excellent; the chapter on Africa combines geography & history in a convincing way; the chapter on Western a brilliant narrative of European relations,particularly between France & 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 sầu ...A very lively, sensible và informative series of country reports in which geography occupies its rightful place along with shrewd historical reminders & political judgments."

– Survival: Global Politics và 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 khổng lồ the often thorny relations between nations.”

– Thủ đô New York Times Book Review

"This book is especially timely...Landscapes, rugged or otherwise, & what the lvà 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."


“A convincing analysis of Russian geopoliticalthinking....Also makes clear the terrible price the world has had khổng lồ paybecause European officials decided to create nation-states with borders thatcompletely ignored cultural geography.”

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