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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics Description:

All leaders are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains rivers seas and concrete Yes to follow world events you need to understand people ideas and movements but if you don t know geography you ll never have the full picture br br If you ve ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China s power base continues to expand ever outwards the answers are all here br br In ten chapters covering Russia China the USA Latin America the Middle East Africa India and Pakistan Europe Japan and Korea and the Arctic using maps essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author Prisoners of Geography looks at the past present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history br

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags Description:

When you see your nation s flag fluttering in the breeze what do you feel br For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams We wave them Burn them March under their colours And still in the st century we die for them Flags fly at the UN on the Arab street from front porches in Texas They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob br From the renewed sense of nationalism in China to troubled identities in Europe and the USA to the terrifying rise of Islamic State the world is a confusing place right now and we need to understand the symbols old and new that people are rallying round br In nine chapters covering the USA UK Europe Middle East Asia Africa Latin America international flags and flags of terror Tim Marshall draws on more than twenty five years of global reporting experience to reveal the histories the power and the politics of the symbols that unite us and divide us br br i Full of sharp analysis and a very entertaining read i b Andrew Neil b br br i A fascinating tour of the world s ensigns their histories and meanings a sobering lesson in just how silly we human beings can be b Daily Mail b i br br i Insightful and entertaining a truly fascinating book that feels all the more considered and urgent in today s world of Brexit Trump China and ISIS i b Dan Lewis i Wanderlust i magazine b br br i Marshall points out that we often forget the aggressive symbolism of established flags they are a quick visual way of communicating loyalties power and ideas i b Robbie Millen i The Times i b br br i An engagingly written veritable page turner Whether the topic is ethnic identity Japanese imperialism Panamanian shipping law or the defeat of Nazism flags speak volumes about our human condition i b Lawrence Joffe i Jewish Chronicle i b br br i In today s globalised and media savvy environment the role of state and non state symbols has become more important and in many cases more dangerous and evocative This witty book brings to our attention this power alongside the reality that we must not underestimate or misunderstand how the flags of our world came to be A must read for anyone wishing to grasp the meanings behind today s international affairs i b Human Security Centre b

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Shadowplay: The Inside Story Of The Overthrow Of Slobodan Milosevic

Shadowplay: The Inside Story Of The Overthrow Of Slobodan Milosevic Description:

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Rating: 3.42 out of 5

"Dirty Northern Bastards!" And Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants


This is a book about football and Britain and Britain and football You can t fully understand one without the other and if you haven t got a sense of humour it s not worth even trying br br My name s Tim Marshall and it s been a week since my last match I support a football club That s not just five words it s a life sentence br br br Why do so many of us attend football grounds rain or shine week in week out to bellow at our fellow countrymen br br Because we love it br br Football chants are the grassroots of the game from the Premier League all the way down to the Conference and beyond They re funny And they re sharp And in the UK they run very deep br br In this witty and insightful account Tim Marshall tells the story of British football through the songs and chants that give it meaning br br This is a book about the fans written for the fans with all the flair and banter that bring the beautiful game to life No other sport has a culture quite like it br br Comes with a special weblink so you can hear the chants online at FanChants com

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Man's Greatest Fear: The Final Phase of Human Evolution

Man's Greatest Fear: The Final Phase of Human Evolution Description:

Man s Greatest Fear states that man s brain has not changed in over years moreover his level of testosterone the hormone of aggression has not diminished either Man s biological purpose has been to conquer his environment to make it safer for his mate and their offspring However this obsession has driven man to the brink of World War III and simultaneously fuels his relentless destruction of his environment Albert Einstein wrote We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive Only woman whose biological purpose is the creation of life is capable of that new manner of thinking Instinctively man fears this final phase of human evolution which is why he has always dominated woman Subconsciously man understands the wisdom of Socrates Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

The New Organic Gardener

The New Organic Gardener Description:

The ultimate guide to organic gardening in Australia set to become the classic reference Without question this is the great informative book organic gardeners everywhere have been waiting for Peter Cundall Organic gardening is much more than simply throwing a bit of mulch onto your garden beds A true organic gardener adopts a holistic approach starting with the most precious organic element of all the soil Tim Marshall s passion and love of gardening is present on every page of this book He not only guides you through the principles of organic gardening he explains the reasons behind these principles and why they work Once you have these principles of organic gardening under your belt then the real fun begins Successful organic gardening Tim fervently argues is not just a matter of blindly following a set of rules it is about experimenting being creative and making discoveries about how plants best thrive and flourish in your unique garden em The New Organic Gardener em shows you how to grow a large range of not just vegetables and herbs but also flowers trees including fruit trees shrubs and even a traditional lawn Beautifully designed and illustrated and drawing on Tim s vast experience in organic gardening this book is a truly comprehensive reference that features all the latest most up to date thinking balanced with tried and true methods em The New Organic Gardener em is the set to become the gardening bible for every Australian gardener

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

Murdering to Dissect: Grave-Robbing, Frankenstein and the Anatomy Literature

Murdering to Dissect: Grave-Robbing, Frankenstein and the Anatomy Literature Description:

When Frankenstein appeared in it was well known that the medical profession lent silent support to the grave robbing gangs who regulary sold the surgeons newly buried bodies for dissection This resurection trade led to the sensational Burke and Hare case which revealed that the bodies of murder victims had been pased to the Edinburgh surgeon Dr Robert Knox with his connivance

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Composting: The Ultimate Organic Guide to Recycling Your Garden

Composting: The Ultimate Organic Guide to Recycling Your Garden Description:

Composting is easy rewarding and profitable your garden will benefit and so will the environment This book tells you what you need to know about recycling in your own backyard

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Transforming Barcelona: The Renewal of a European Metropolis

Transforming Barcelona: The Renewal of a European Metropolis Description:

This unique book written by local experts in the city deals with the transformation of Barcelona during the last twenty years Barcelona has been held up as a model of urban planning and economic regeneration amongst built environment professionals The redesign of square parks and streets throughout the city in the s first attracted attention and praise and then the Olympics hosted in the city raised international awareness The city received many awards and accolades including a Gold Medal from the RIBA The selection of writings is well illustrated throughout with maps drawings and photographs and will be of interest to architects planners and urban designers as well as those interested in the social and economic impacts of regeneration

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Bug: The Ultimate Gardener's Guide to Organic Pest Control

Bug: The Ultimate Gardener's Guide to Organic Pest Control Description:

BUG is the only book you will need to help you to control pesky garden pests without blitzing them with nasty chemicals br br the first thing many us do when we spy bugs on our precious plants is to reach for the pesticide spray and declare war But there is a better way to cope with these critters and enjoy a healthy and thriving garden BUG contains everything you need to know about gardening naturally without poisons and artificial chemicals You will learn the difference between good bugs and bad bugs and find out how to make simple homemade remedies that are safe non toxic and don t cost the earth With a quick reference guide to organic principles and methods leading organic specialist tim Marshall outlines a fantastic Bug Action Plan to help you promptly identify and deal with all the pesky creatures that can cause havoc in your garden Described by Peter Cundall as an outstanding gardening tool BUG tHE ULtIMAtE GARDENER S GUIDE tO ORGANIC PESt CONtROL is now the essential illustrated reference for every gardener in Australia

Rating: 3.59 out of 5