* The international and Sunday Times bestseller, adapted for younger readers, simplifying a complex subject for a younger audience, helping them to understand key ways in which geography affects how the world works.; * Beautifully illustrated throughout with artwork by exciting new illustrators Grace Easton and Jessica Smith, including 12 full page maps.; * The original Prisoners of Geography has been translated into 26 languages and sold nearly 1 million worldwide.; * Tim appears regularly in the media as a commentator on foreign affairs, and has a huge following.
Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.
PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY:
"Quite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding... Marshall is clear-headed, lucid and possessed of an almost uncanny ability to make the broad picture accessible and coherent ... the book is, in a way which astonished me, given the complexities of the subject, unputdownable... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well" - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard
"A fresh way of looking at maps... as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations" - New York Times