The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World

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9781783966875
Elliott & Thompson
NA
2023
320 Pages
Paperback
23108

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The biggest geopolitical story of the coming century from the multi-million-copy international bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

 

Description

Tim Marshall, the acclaimed writer on geopolitics, takes readers on a thrilling journey into the vast expanse above us. It reveals how space has become a wild and lawless realm, central to communication, economics, military strategy, and international relations on Earth. It explores the growing human exploration and exploitation of space, with the potential for conquest.

Marshall examines the power struggles unfolding in this uncharted territory, with China, the USA, and Russia at the forefront. From territorial claims and resource acquisition to satellite deployment, weaponry development, and strategic choke points, the geopolitics of space mirror those on Earth. This book unravels the implications of these power dynamics, offering insights into lunar exploration, beneficiaries of space exploration, and the potential for space conflicts.

With his trademark insight and wit, Tim Marshall explains the historical context of space exploration, covering great-power rivalry, technological advancements, commercial interests, and potential space warfare scenarios. This gripping read sheds light on the trajectory of humanity’s journey into space and its implications for power, politics, and our collective future on Earth. It is an essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the interplay of power and politics in the cosmos. It provides a comprehensive exploration of space-related issues and their profound impact on all aspects of human life.

Praise and Reviews

Fascinating . . . I can’t imagine reading a better book this year.’ Daily Mirror ‘Another outstanding guide to the modern world. Marshall is a master at explaining what you need to know and why.’ Peter Frankopan And Prisoners of Geography: 'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well.’ Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard 'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

About the Author

Tim Marshall, a leading authority on foreign affairs, presents "The Future of Geography," leveraging his extensive reporting experience spanning over 30 years. With a background in diplomatic editing for esteemed media outlets like Sky News, BBC, and LBC/IRN radio, Marshall's firsthand insights from reporting in 40 countries and covering conflicts across the globe inform his exploration of the subject. Building on the success of his No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers, "Prisoners of Geography" and "The Power of Geography," Marshall delves into the profound influence of geography on global politics and the future of our world. His illustrated edition, "Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in Twelve Simple Maps," was even shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year. In addition to his works on geography, Marshall has penned other notable titles, including "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." Drawing on his vast expertise and captivating storytelling, "The Future of Geography" offers an insightful and compelling examination of how geography continues to shape our world, making it essential reading for those seeking a deeper understanding of the forces that shape our global landscape.

The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World

The biggest geopolitical story of the coming century from the multi-million-copy international bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

 

Description

Tim Marshall, the acclaimed writer on geopolitics, takes readers on a thrilling journey into the vast expanse above us. It reveals how space has become a wild and lawless realm, central to communication, economics, military strategy, and international relations on Earth. It explores the growing human exploration and exploitation of space, with the potential for conquest. Marshall examines the power struggles unfolding in this uncharted territory, with China, the USA, and Russia at the forefront. From territorial claims and resource acquisition to satellite deployment, weaponry development, and strategic choke points, the geopolitics of space mirror those on Earth. This book unravels the implications of these power dynamics, offering insights into lunar exploration, beneficiaries of space exploration, and the potential for space conflicts. With his trademark insight and wit, Tim Marshall explains the historical context of space exploration, covering great-power rivalry, technological advancements, commercial interests, and potential space warfare scenarios. This gripping read sheds light on the trajectory of humanity's journey into space and its implications for power, politics, and our collective future on Earth. It is an essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the interplay of power and politics in the cosmos. It provides a comprehensive exploration of space-related issues and their profound impact on all aspects of human life.

Praise and Reviews

Fascinating . . . I can’t imagine reading a better book this year.’ Daily Mirror ‘Another outstanding guide to the modern world. Marshall is a master at explaining what you need to know and why.’ Peter Frankopan And Prisoners of Geography: 'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well.’ Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard 'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

About the Author

Tim Marshall, a leading authority on foreign affairs, presents "The Future of Geography," leveraging his extensive reporting experience spanning over 30 years. With a background in diplomatic editing for esteemed media outlets like Sky News, BBC, and LBC/IRN radio, Marshall's firsthand insights from reporting in 40 countries and covering conflicts across the globe inform his exploration of the subject. Building on the success of his No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers, "Prisoners of Geography" and "The Power of Geography," Marshall delves into the profound influence of geography on global politics and the future of our world. His illustrated edition, "Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in Twelve Simple Maps," was even shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year. In addition to his works on geography, Marshall has penned other notable titles, including "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." Drawing on his vast expertise and captivating storytelling, "The Future of Geography" offers an insightful and compelling examination of how geography continues to shape our world, making it essential reading for those seeking a deeper understanding of the forces that shape our global landscape.
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