Con il bestseller Le 10 mappe che spiegano il mondo, Tim Marshall ci aveva mostrato come catene montuose, fiumi, mari e deserti influenzano in maniera decisiva le traiettorie storiche di una nazione, le sue prospettive economiche e le scelte compiute dai leader che le governano. Con questo nuovo libro, il viaggio continua nelle dieci aree cruciali in cui si stanno giocando le partite decisive dei nostri tempi. Scopriamo così perché siamo solo agli inizi di una lunga lotta per il controllo del Pacifico; perché la prossima crisi di rifugiati in Europa è molto più vicina di quanto si pensi; e perché la nuova frontiera della competizione geopolitica sarà lo spazio. Dall’Australia al Sahel, dalla Grecia alla Turchia, dal Regno Unito all’Arabia Saudita per poi volare oltre l’atmosfera terrestre, con la consueta verve e capacità di incuriosire, Tim Marshall ancora una volta riesce ad affascinarci evocando il potere della geografia.
- ISBN: 881181880X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 420
- Data di uscita: 03-06-2021
The Power of Geography is the much-anticipated sequel to Prisoners of Geography, a book that illustrated that a countries choices are constrained by both its landscape and climate. In this follow-up Tim Marshall examines another ten countries of geopolitical interest; this time in terms of the impor Leggi tutto
After all these prize lists, it's a delight to tackle some non-fiction - and Marshall's accessible overview of global politics is just fun to read. While Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics looked at broader regional dynamics, this install Leggi tutto
Prisoners Of Geography was a deserved smash, a clever angle to use geography to actually tell historical stories about current affairs, why the world is the way it is partially due to the way countries grew from their physical limitations. And so there is no shame in a sequel, and it is partially th Leggi tutto
Prisoners of Geography was one of the most insightful books that I have read in a long time and I found the follow-ups about Flags and Borders to be interesting, although not as radical. This book however, feels very laboured and I did not get on with it. The first books covered whole continents and Leggi tutto
"The history of the world is the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." - Sir Humphrey Appleby, Yes, Prime Minister The highly acclaimed BBC series is perhaps the greatest creation in the history of television. Often considered to be a comedy, all the five seasons deserve to be viewed again and Leggi tutto
Even coming from a subjective reviewer who loves Geography, Tim Marshall is a bit confused here. Even though the book is focused on future each chapter spends so majority of time talking about each countries past and seems slightly biased towards Western countries.
Tim Marshall has become the most reputable and authoritative writer on modern geopolitics and current affairs. To say I have greatly enjoyed every book of his thus far is an understatement: I loved them. But there is something about The Power of Geography which fell a little short for me, this time. Leggi tutto
This excellent follow up to Prisoners of Geography combines politics, history and physical geography to give us a clear look at the changing world, and its ancient influences. The two books really are a guide to the modern Geopolitical world and should be read by as many people as possible!
Yeah. No. I am very disappointed with this one. It should come with a warning that it is not an impartial view of the world but an account if the author's understanding of the world - which is perfectly fine and valid but never during the 300 pages of this book is that made clear.
This is my second read by the author and by now I’m convinced that what Tim Marshall doesn’t know about geopolitics isn’t worth knowing. Which is to say that you can give yourself a splendid, thorough and ingenious look into the makings of the world by reading Marshall’s books. Worth Dying For was a Leggi tutto
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