The Power of Geography
Tim Marshall | Paperback | January 2022
‘I can't imagine reading a better book this year’ Daily Mirror
‘Another outstanding guide to the modern world. Marshall is a master at explaining what you need to know and why’ Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
‘A skillful navigation of the regions that could define geopolitics for future generations. One to read to stay ahead of the game’ Dharshini David, author of The Almighty Dollar
Tim Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has.
In this revelatory new book, Marshall explores ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a new age of great-power rivalry: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Greece, Turkey, the Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and Space. Find out why Europe’s next refugee crisis is closer than it thinks as trouble brews in the Sahel; why the Middle East must look beyond oil and sand to secure its future; why the eastern Mediterranean is one of the most volatile flashpoints of the twenty-first century; and why the Earth’s atmosphere is set to become the world’s next battleground.
Delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is a lucid and gripping exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity’s past, present – and future.