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Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Illustrated Young Readers Edition)

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Illustrated Young Readers Edition)

Author(s): Tim Marshall, Grace Easton (Illustrator), Jessica Smith (Illustrator)

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): World History

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!

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021