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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
Title remainder
ten maps that explain everything about the world
Statement of responsibility
Tim Marshall
Title variation
  • Ten maps that explain everything about the world
  • 10 maps that explain everything about the world
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Subject
Language
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.--
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1959-
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Marshall, Tim
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Geopolitics
  • World politics
Label
Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world, Tim Marshall
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Publication
Note
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
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 -- Middle East -- India and Pakistan -- Korea and Japan -- Latin America -- Arctic -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17776211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner Hardcover Edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781501121463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 19015839
  • (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 -- Middle East -- India and Pakistan -- Korea and Japan -- Latin America -- Arctic -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17776211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner Hardcover Edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781501121463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 19015839
  • (OCoLC)905685945

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