One of the most recommended books amongst geography teachers, Prisoners of Geography, captures the imagination of students and enriches their understanding of the wider world. 

Written by former Sky News Diplomatic Editor Tim Marshall, its storytelling style inspires students to look beyond their textbooks and supports a thoroughly holistic approach to the geography curriculum.

Use Prisoners of Geography and the sequel Power of Geography to:

  • build a picture of the wider world with compelling and concise chapters, each one focused on a particular country or region.
  • enhance your teaching of the National Curriculum with inclusion of core topics including globalisation, shaping places, superpowers and migration.
  • explain in clear terms the direct impact of physical geography on human geography and how this shapes an area’s past, present and future.
  • act as a springboard for inquisitive students eager to broaden their understanding and develop independent enquiry

Read a free sample chapter here.

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Set students up for success this summer – add Prisoners of Geography and Power of Geography to your class reading list.

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“Our school purchased a copy of Tim Marshall’s Prisoners of Geography for all A-Level Geography students as it provides excellent background information to enrich their understanding and prepare them for the demands of the course. By covering core topics such as superpowers, migration and globalisation, it has enhanced our teaching of the A-Level specification and really is a must read for Geography A-Level students!”

Charlotte Mackenzie, Head of Geography, Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

Mapped to the A-Level Specification

To help you quickly find the relevant sections from each book, we have created an easy-to-use mapping grid showing key concepts, corresponding exam topics and the relevant page numbers.

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We are delighted to have partnered with Geopacks to bring you a selection of full-colour wall posters for your classroom. These remarkable maps split the globe into twelve distinct regions to offer an illuminating perspective on how mountains, rivers, seas and concrete have shaped the history of our world.