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The Resource Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world, Tim Marshall

Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world, Tim Marshall

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Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world
Title
Prisoners of geography
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ten maps that explain everything about the world
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Tim Marshall
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eng
Summary
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history
Summary
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive asnation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history
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10455304
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YDXCP
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1959-
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Marshall, Tim
Dewey number
320.12
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Geopolitics
  • World politics
  • Geopolitics
  • World politics
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adult
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ten maps that explain everything about the world
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Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world, Tim Marshall
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Publication
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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Russia -- China -- United States -- Western Europe -- Africa -- The Middle East -- India and Pakistan -- Korea and Japan -- Latin America -- The Arctic -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn905685945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781501121463
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905685945
Label
Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world, Tim Marshall
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Russia -- China -- United States -- Western Europe -- Africa -- The Middle East -- India and Pakistan -- Korea and Japan -- Latin America -- The Arctic -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn905685945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781501121463
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)905685945

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