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Book review: Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

By Chris Tilbury   March 2016

Elliot and Thompson, £16.99 

Prisoners of Geography main cover“The land on which we live has always shaped us. It has shaped the wars, the power, politics and social development of the peoples that now inhabit nearly every part of the earth.” This is how former Sky Diplomatic Correspondent Tim Marshall, who has reported from more than 30 countries across 25 years, introduces the idea that we should be more aware of how political decision-making is affected by the natural landscape.

In 10 breakneck chapters, Marshall explains the way in which geography has shaped…

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