The Power of Geography, and how it can influence people – Book Review

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall is the sequel to Prisoners of Geography, which looks at 10 different areas around the world (as well as Space) and how their geopolitics have influenced their history right up to present day. 

The countries/ places covered were Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, The Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and Space.

As with Marshall’s previous work I do think the analysis of Africa is not done with the same level of attention as Europe and the Middle East, but this could be because Africa doesn’t really hold global power despite being the most resource rich continent on the planet, and also the one with the youngest age demographic.

I have rated this book a 3/5 due to this lack of attention.

***Thank you to Netgalley and Elliot & Thompson for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.***

For the purpose of the Popsugar challenge this fulfils the ‘place you would like to travel to in 2021’, which is basically anywhere off this island right about now. My passport needs to be used as I am a person who constantly needs to leave the UK, at least 3 times a year.

The Power of Geography is available to preorder from Amazon, Audible, Foyles, Waterstones and independent book shops

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