Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps

£16.99

First published for adults, Tim Marshall’s ‘Prisoners of Geography’ has been revised especially for younger readers.  It is a massive achievement and hugely impressive.  Marshall, and his illustrators Grace Easton and Jessica Smith, explain how geography has influenced the history and development of human settlement and the growth of countries.  Each illustration provides a wealth of knowledge and background and leads to further discussion and new questions.

Learn how USA and Russia became superpowers, why countries go to war, why Tibet is so important to China and why some countries are rich and others are poor.  This is a perfect book for geography, history, economics enthusiasts, in fact just about anyone who has the slightest interest in the world at large.

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Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps

Tim Marshall, illustrations by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith

(Simon and Schuster)

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simply Maps, is a huge achievement. We explore brilliantly annotated maps that explains how geography influences human settlement and world politics.  Tim Marshall, Grace Easton and Jessica Smith  have created this title so that readers might realise the answers to fundamental questions such as the discrepancy of wealth between nations. We see how the history of human development informs the decisions  impact on lives and outcomes. This is necessary and fulfilling information. Furthermore, it is sumptuously illustrated.
Bookwagon recommends this title unreservedly , alongside the equally marvellous Amazing World Atlas andThis is How We Do It.

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