How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor?
Find the answers to these questions and many more in this eye-opening book, which uses maps to explain how geography has shaped the history of our world.
Discover how the choices of world leaders are swayed by mountains, rivers and seas - and why geography means that history is always repeating itself.
This remarkable, unique introduction to world affairs will inspire curious minds everywhere.
A stunning abridged and illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, by acclaimed author Tim Marshall.
PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY: Quite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding... Marshall is clear-headed, lucid and possessed of an almost uncanny ability to make the broad picture accessible and coherent ... the book is, in a way which astonished me, given the complexities of the subject, unputdownable... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well -- Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard
A fresh way of looking at maps... as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations -- New York Times
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 five books including the no.1 Sunday Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; and Divided: Why We're Living in Age of Walls. He is the founder and editor of TheWhatandtheWhy.com.