The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall is the prequel of his book Prisoners of Geography. The book highlights the power of geography. It draws reader’s attention to the role played by mountains, rivers, and the sea routes to understand geopolitical realities of a state. The book has ten chapters eight of these are dedicated to different states. The starting point of discussion on every state is its location in relation to its neighbours and its natural resources. Furthermore, it discusses how geopolitics had left a deep impact on nations politics, defining where their borders fall, where empires had expanded and where their ambitions rested. The geography of the nations has also been discussed along with their history. That helps in understanding each state’s present geographical layout, and political preferences. Tim Marshall also looks at some of the events and conflicts that have emerged in the twenty-first century which may have far-reaching consequences in a multipolar world.