Author(s): Tim Marshall
How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor?
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 young minds everywhere.
Praise for Prisoners of Geography:
"A fresh way of looking at maps . . . as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations" - New York Times
"One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine" - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard