Boek cover Prisoners of Geography van Tim Marshall (Paperback)

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9781783962433
Paperback 11,99
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uitgever Elliott & Thompson Limited
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 19,8 x 12,9 x 2,6 cm
Aantal paginas 320 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Illustrator Grace Easton
Co-illustrator Jessica Smith
Uitgever Elliott & Thompson Limited
Gewicht 364 g
Verpakking breedte 129 mm
Verpakking hoogte 31 mm
Verpakking lengte 198 mm

Boekbeschrijving

The INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES bestseller; 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 dont know geography, youll never have the full picture. ; To understand Putins 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 travelled 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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