Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers. Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but also about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. Journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic-their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders-to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. 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 to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. This book is a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.
Publisher: [United States] : Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781518936722
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 51 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott - Narrator
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