The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World (Paperback)
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The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World (Paperback)

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Ten hotspots for the future of geopolitics explored with clarity and wit in this cogently argued volume from the foreign affairs journalist and author of Prisoners of Geography and Worth Dying For.

Our Fiction Book of the Month for October 2021

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.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783966028
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


'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

'An urgent and accessible study of the forces shaping our future on earth and beyond.' - Ed Husain, author of The House of Islam

'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

'A compelling account of the return of geopolitics by the master of maps.' - Professor Brendan Simms, author of Britain's Europe

'An insight into what will shape the world . . . clear writing in complex times.' - Eamonn Holmes

'A useful reminder of the value of consulting an atlas before blundering into world affairs, and especially so in times of rising geopolitical tensions . . . interesting insights.' - Financial Times

'Marshall's books are excellent for anyone who takes satisfaction in understanding the world and who harbours a fascination for the shifting alliances . . . Each segment of The Power of Geography is accessible, although by no means simple. Marshall covers much ground, moving smoothly through each nation's background, current struggles and options for the future . . . A sharp and concise evaluations of today's geopolitics.' - Geographical Magazine

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“Fascinating exploration of global locations”

The Power of Geography is Tim Marshall’s “ follow-up” to the 2016 Prisoners of Geography. This book similarly takes the mantle on trying to unpick how geographical locations have influenced the power and politics of... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant and thought-provoking”

The follow-up to 2016’s Prisoners Of Geography sees Tim Marshall again select ten global regions and explain how geography has shaped their history - as well as its likely effect on global politics in the near future.... More

Hardback edition
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“A great instalment”

Once again Marshall has written in a way that is informative to the reader, whilst allowing understanding in regions of the world average people have little previous knowledge in. Having read all of his books so far,... More

Hardback edition
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