Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Illustrated Young Readers Edition) (Abridged / Hardcover)
This richly illustrated, oversize edition of the million-plus-copy international bestseller Prisoners of Geography explains how the land we live on shapes life as we know it How did the US become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries wealthy while others are not? History is a story--and it's impossible to tell the whole tale without understanding the setting. Acclaimed author Tim Marshall made a powerful case for this new way of looking at the past (and present) in Prisoners of Geography. Now, a young readers edition brings his insights to life for a whole new audience Uncover the secret drivers of politics, commerce, and international relations in this around-the-world tour--from how mountains, rivers, and seas compel the choices of world leaders to why they cause history to repeat itself. With 12 appealing maps that capture every continent and region, plus hundreds of illustrations that illuminate how our surroundings shape us, this remarkable introduction to world affairs will inspire curious minds of all ages.
About the Author
Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and 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 Power and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com