Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 76
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1783964138
ISBN 13 : 9781783964130
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisoners of Geography Book Description:

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

The Power of Geography

The Power of Geography
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher : Scribner
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2021-12-07
ISBN 10 : 1982178620
ISBN 13 : 9781982178628
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Geography Book Description:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, the highly anticipated follow-up that uses ten maps of crucial regions around the globe to explain the geopolitical strategies of today’s world powers and what it means for our future. Tim Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography offered us a “fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), showing how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed, but the world has. Now, in this revelatory new book, Marshall takes us into ten regions that are set to shape global politics and power. Find out why the Earth’s atmosphere is the world’s next battleground; why the fight for the Pacific is just beginning; and why Europe’s next refugee crisis is closer than we think. In ten chapters covering Australia, The Sahel, Greece, Turkey, the UK, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Space, Marshall explains how a region’s geography and physical characteristics affect the decisions made by its leaders. Innovative, compelling, and delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is a gripping and enlightening exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present, and—most importantly—our future.

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY ABRIDGED ILLUS

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY ABRIDGED   ILLUS
Author : TIM MARSHALL
Publisher : SIGNED EDITIONS
Total Pages :
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN 10 : 1472627334
ISBN 13 : 9781472627339
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY ABRIDGED ILLUS Book Description:

Gender Geography and Punishment

Gender  Geography  and Punishment
Author : Judith Pallot
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 290
Release : 2012-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9780199658619
ISBN 13 : 0199658617
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Geography and Punishment Book Description:

Gender, Geography, and Punishment should appeal to a wide range of non-specialists interested in developments in Russia in the past twenty years, in the situation of women, and in the rule of law, procedural justice, and rights consciousness. Given the widely predicted return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency, the time is ripe to examine whether Russia has managed to eliminate the vestiges of the Gulag which had such a defining influence onthe Soviet state. Gaining access to a number of penal colonies to interview prisoners, the authors show that much in the Russian prison system today is a direct inheritance from the Soviet period with the resultthat, despite wide-ranging the reforms since 1991, the Russian penal experience for women is still uniquely painful. In particular, the authors highlight the continued use of penal facilities in remote and peripheral locations as a crucial factor shaping the Russian penal system today.

Divided

Divided
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018
ISBN 10 : 1783963972
ISBN 13 : 9781783963973
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided Book Description:

"Accomplished, well researched and pacey ... for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is fascinating" - City AM "One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine" - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard, on Prisoners of Geography Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected since the turn of the century, and they are redefining our political landscape. There are many reasons why walls go up, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the divisions of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party's need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation's future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall runs deeper than the need to control illegal immigration; it taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country during the course of this century. Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what's going on in the world today. In eight chapters covering China; the USA; Israel; the Middle East; India and Bangladesh; Africa; Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents an unflinching and essential overview of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.

A Flag Worth Dying For

A Flag Worth Dying For
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2017-07-04
ISBN 10 : 9781501168338
ISBN 13 : 1501168339
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Flag Worth Dying For Book Description:

First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Elliott and Thompson Limited as: Worth dying for: the power and politics of flags.

Shadowplay Behind the Lines and Under Fire

Shadowplay  Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-08
ISBN 10 : 1783964456
ISBN 13 : 9781783964451
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadowplay Behind the Lines and Under Fire Book Description:

The last of the devastating series of conflicts resulting from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, the Kosovo War saw more than 13,500 fatalities, with reports of atrocities, amid controversial intervention and bombing by NATO. Twenty years have passed since the war's end on 11 June 1999, yet Kosovo's status remains uncertain and questions remain about the possibility of future conflict on European soil. Tim Marshall, then diplomatic editor at Sky News, was on the ground covering the war. This is his captivating account of how events unfolded, exploring the inside story of the way MI6 and the CIA helped the Serbian people to overthrow Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Yugoslavia. It is also a thrilling journalistic memoir, revealing key strategic insights that went on to shape the ideas behind the million-copy international and no.1 Sunday Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography. Drawing on personal experience, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with intelligence officials from five countries, this is the definitive account of one of the major events in recent geopolitical history, the repercussions of which continue to be felt today.

The Age of Walls

The Age of Walls
Author : Tim Marshall
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-10-09
ISBN 10 : 9781501183928
ISBN 13 : 1501183923
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Walls Book Description:

Tim Marshall, the New York Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography, offers “a readable primer to many of the biggest problems facing the world” (Daily Express, UK) by examining the borders, walls, and boundaries that divide countries and their populations. The globe has always been a world of walls, from the Great Wall of China to Hadrian’s Wall to the Berlin Wall. But a new age of isolationism and economic nationalism is upon us, visible in Trump’s obsession with building a wall on the Mexico border, in Britain’s Brexit vote, and in many other places as well. China has the great Firewall, holding back Western culture. Europe’s countries are walling themselves against immigrants, terrorism, and currency issues. South Africa has heavily gated communities, and massive walls or fences separate people in the Middle East, Korea, Sudan, India, and other places around the world. In fact, more than a third of the world’s nation-states have barriers along their borders. Understanding what is behind these divisions is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. Written in Tim Marshall’s brisk, inimitable style, The Age of Walls is divided by geographic region. He provides an engaging context that is often missing from political discussion and draws on his real life experiences as a reporter from hotspots around the globe. He examines how walls, borders, and barriers have been shaping our political landscape for hundreds of years, and especially since 2001, and how they figure in the diplomatic relations and geo-political events of today. “Marshall is a skilled explainer of the world as it is, and geography buffs will be pleased by his latest” (Kirkus Reviews). “Accomplished, well researched, and pacey…The Age of Walls is for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is a fascinating and fast read” (City AM, UK).

Prisoners Of Space

Prisoners Of Space
Author : Graham D Rowles
Publisher : Westview Press
Total Pages : 216
Release : 1978-03-19
ISBN 10 : UVA:X000173942
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisoners Of Space Book Description: