Prisoners of Geography Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Prisoners of Geography


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501121463


Prisoners of Geography Book Description :

A journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geopolitical strategies of the world powers.

Prisoners of Geography Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Prisoners of Geography


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501121470


Prisoners of Geography Book Description :

First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

Prisoners of Geography Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Prisoners of Geography


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501121487


Prisoners of Geography Book Description :

In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question. All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In “one of the best books about geopolitics” (The Evening Standard), now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.

Prisoners of Geography Book

Prisoners of Geography


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Political geography
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 1783964138


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

A Flag Worth Dying For Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Flag Worth Dying For


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501168338


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.

The Revenge of Geography Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Revenge of Geography


  • Author : Robert D. Kaplan
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400069835


The Revenge of Geography Book Description :

The best-selling author of Balkan Ghosts presents a timely and provocative response to The World Is Flat that draws on the insights of leading geographers and geopolitical thinkers to present a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia that considers such topics as European debt, Chinese power and the role of Iran.

Prisoners Of Space  Book

Prisoners Of Space


  • Author : Graham D Rowles
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release Date : 1978-03-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000173942


Prisoners Of Space Book Description :

Divided Book

Divided


  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre: Division (Philosophy)
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1783963972


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.

Ways of Attending Book

Ways of Attending


  • Author : Iain McGilchrist
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429788697


Ways of Attending Book Description :

Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain. Forget everything you thought you knew about the difference between the hemispheres, because it will be largely wrong. It is not what each hemisphere does – they are both involved in everything – but how it does it, that matters. And the prime difference between the brain hemispheres is the manner in which they attend. For reasons of survival we need one hemisphere (in humans and many animals, the left) to pay narrow attention to detail, to grab hold of things we need, while the other, the right, keeps an eye out for everything else. The result is that one hemisphere is good at utilising the world, the other better at understanding it. Absent, present, detached, engaged, alienated, empathic, broad or narrow, sustained or piecemeal, attention has the power to alter whatever it meets. The play of attention can both create and destroy, but it never leaves its object unchanged. How you attend to something – or don’t attend to it – matters a very great deal. This book helps you to see what it is you may have been trained by our very unusual culture not to see.

Carceral Space  Prisoners and Animals Book

Carceral Space Prisoners and Animals


  • Author : Karen M. Morin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317266662


Carceral Space Prisoners and Animals Book Description :

Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals explores resonances across human and nonhuman carceral geographies. The work proposes an analysis of the carceral from a broader vantage point than has yet been done, developing a ‘trans-species carceral geography’ that includes spaces of nonhuman captivity, confinement, and enclosure alongside that of the human. The linkages across prisoner and animal carcerality that are placed into conversation draw from a number of institutional domains, based on their form, operation, and effect. These include: the prison death row/ execution chamber and the animal slaughterhouse; sites of laboratory testing of pharmaceutical and other products on incarcerated humans and captive animals; sites of exploited prisoner and animal labor; and the prison solitary confinement cell and the zoo cage. The relationships to which I draw attention across these sites are at once structural, operational, technological, legal, and experiential / embodied. The forms of violence that span species boundaries at these sites are all a part of ordinary, everyday, industrialized violence in the United States and elsewhere, and thus this ‘carceral comparison’ amongst them is appropriate and timely.