• The Power of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World (Politics of Place)
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Tim Marshall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times best seller Prisoners of Geography, a fascinating, “refreshing, and very useful” (The Washington Post) follow-up that uses 10 maps to explain the challenges to today’s world powers and how they presage a volatile 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 walls. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed, but the world has.

Now, in this “wonderfully entertaining and lucid account, written with wit, pace, and clarity” (Mirror, UK), Marshall takes us into 10 regions set to shape global politics. Find out why US interest in the Middle East will wane; why Australia is now beginning an epic contest with China; how Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the UK are cleverly positioning themselves for greater power; why Ethiopia can control Egypt; and why Europe’s next refugee crisis looms closer than we think, as does a cutting-edge arms race to control space.

Innovative, compelling, and delivered with Marshall’s trademark wit and insight, this is “an immersive blend of history, economics, and political analysis that puts geography at the center of human affairs” (Publishers Weekly). 

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Journalists are not to be trusted as writers

I had high hopes for this book, especially since the author had supposedly lived in Iran. DISAPPOINTED royally.
First, you lived there and still can't pronounce the country's name correctly? I began questioning your credibility from the get-go. We hear typical sensationalism and cliche sound bites from journalists who want to get published.
This book reminds me of the journalists who go to a country to report but never leave their hotel rooms.
He has many factual errors "Iran is all desert"!! Seriously, should you not use the percentage of land so the reader can have an idea? The inability to stay on point is so annoying. At best, it is only an article, not a book, to pay.

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A great sequel to the first installment

Simply said, this book brings together the history and geopolitics that has come to shape the world we live in. It helps one to look out and understand why hostilities exist in different regions, and why they may continue to exist. It gives us a glimpse of what our world could be as the geographic landscape slowly changes due to climate change and how their politics will evolve.

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Very well written

This book is very well written, quite informative and the narration was equally very good.

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Really enjoyed this book. Learned a lot.

Really enjoyed this book. Learned a lot, and I am an academic Geographer! I was (pleasantly) surprised at the countries that Tim Marshall focused on: Australia, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and the UK. That's eight of ten chapters. A ninth chapter focused on the Sahel region of Sub-Saharan Africa, and the final chapter on Outer Space. I am going to read his earlier work, Prisoners of Geography, next.

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The power of geography

A fascinating book. I enjoyed it. Only wish it was read by a professional reader for clarity and more pleasant voice.

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Weird Spanish

It's a great book, like Prisioners of Geography. I've enjoyed and learned a lot.
Amazon might offer Tim Marshall a sth to improve his Spanish pronunciation! He moves between Italian and French in a way that is hilarious, if it weren't incomprehensible, for a case, I understood three times "gorila" for "guerrilla".