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The Power of Geography

Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

Published by Elliott & Thompson
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

‘I can't imagine reading a better book this year’ Daily Mirror
‘Another outstanding guide to the modern world. Marshall is a master at explaining what you need to know and why’ Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
‘A skilful navigation of the regions that could define geopolitics for future generations. One to read to stay ahead of the game’ Dharshini David, author of The Almighty Dollar

Tim Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has.

In this revelatory new book, Marshall explores ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a new age of great-power rivalry: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Greece, Turkey, the Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and Space. Find out why Europe’s next refugee crisis is closer than it thinks as trouble brews in the Sahel; why the Middle East must look beyond oil and sand to secure its future; why the eastern Mediterranean is one of the most volatile flashpoints of the twenty-first century; and why the Earth’s atmosphere is set to become the world’s next battleground.

Delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is a lucid and gripping exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present – and future.

About The Author

Courtesy of Elliot & Thompson and the author

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than thirty years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News and before that worked for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from forty countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. He is the author of Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the WorldThe Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World; and A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson (January 5, 2022)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781783966028

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