Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps


First published for adults, Tim Marshall’s ‘Prisoners of Geography’ is now available in a new version 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.


Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps

Tim Marshall, illustrations by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith

(Simon and Schuster)

This wonderful book, newly available in a sumptuously illustrated edition for younger readers, is a huge achievement.  Tim Marshall and the illustrators use brilliantly annotated maps to explain how geography influences human settlement and world politics.  Inquire within to find the answers to such fundamental questions about why countries have become so rich and powerful, while many others remain poor.
Bookwagon unreservedly recommend this title, alongside the equally marvellous Amazing World Atlas and The Picture Atlas: An Incredible Journey.


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