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

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

By: Tim Marshall

ISBN: 9781783966875
eBook ISBN: 9781783966899
Cover: Hardback
Published: April 27, 2023
Size: 235x156mm
Page Count: 320

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Space: the biggest geopolitical story of the coming century – new from the multi-million-copy international bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

Spy satellites orbiting the moon. Space metals worth more than most countries’ GDP. People on Mars within the next ten years.

This isn’t science fiction. It’s astropolitics.

Humans are heading up and out, and we’re taking our power struggles with us. Soon, what happens in space will shape human history as much the mountains, rivers and seas have on Earth. It’s no coincidence that Russia, China and the USA are leading the way. The next fifty years will change the face of global politics.

In this gripping book, bestselling author Tim Marshall lays bare the new geopolitical realities to show how we got here and where we’re going, covering the new space race; great-power rivalry; technology; economics; war; and what it means for all of us down here on Earth. Written with all the insight and wit that have made Marshall the UK’s most popular writer on geopolitics, this is the essential read on power, politics and the future of humanity.

Praise for The Power of Geography:

‘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

  • ‘An urgent and accessible study of the forces shaping our future on earth and beyond.’


    - Ed Husain, author of The House of Islam
  • ‘A skilful navigation of the regions that could define geopolitics for future generations. One to read to stay ahead of the game.’


    - Dharshini David, author of The Almighty Dollar
  • ‘A compelling account of the return of geopolitics by the master of maps.’


    - Professor Brendan Simms, author of Britain’s Europe
  • ‘An insight into what will shape the world . . . clear writing in complex times.’


    - Eamonn Holmes
  • Marshall’s books are excellent for anyone who takes satisfaction in understanding the world and who harbours a fascination for the shifting alliances…. Each segment of The Power of Geography is accessible, although by no means simple. Marshall covers much ground, moving smoothly through each nation’s background, current struggles and options for the future….A sharp and concise evaluations of today’s geopolitics.’


    - Geographical Magazine