Discover a secret world history written in the mountains, rivers, and seas that shape every country’s politics, economy, and international relations—and our own lives!
History is a story—and it’s impossible to tell the whole tale without understanding the setting. In this eye-opening illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, you’ll learn to spot connections between geography and world affairs in ways you never noticed before.
- How did the US’s rivers help it become a superpower?
- Why are harsh, cold, and swampy Siberia and the Russian Far East two of that country’s most prized regions?
- How come Japan prefers to trade along the coasts instead of across its land?
- What do the Himalayas have to do with war?
With colorful maps that capture every continent and region, plus hundreds of illustrations that illuminate how our surroundings shape us, this one-of-a-kind atlas will inspire curious minds of all ages!