Awarded on Goodreads.
Ok, so I didn’t read all 10 maps. I read about 4.5. This is well written, informative, and interesting but non-fiction just doesn’t hold my attention the way a good story does.
If you’re interested in the ways geography impacts population growth, migration, and geopolitics, both now and in the past, this book is a MUST. Important questions get answered. Like, why did Africa become the less developed continent? What concerns have dominated Russia throughout its history? Why is the United States such a dominant world power? Why was Europe the root of modern civilization? The arguments are convincing. I image one day I’ll pick this up again and try to read the rest.