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By Harm de Blij

ISBN-10: 0199913749

ISBN-13: 9780199913749

ISBN-10: 1511318236

ISBN-13: 9781511318235

lately our international has obvious modifications of all types: excessive weather swap observed by way of major climate extremes; lethal tsunamis as a result of submarine earthquakes; remarkable terrorist assaults; high priced wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a poor and missed clash in Equatorial Africa costing hundreds of thousands of lives; an monetary situation threatening the soundness of the overseas process. Is there a way we will be able to get our minds round those disparate worldwide upheavals, to know those occasions and their interconnections, and position our turbulent global in a extra comprehensible mild? Acclaimed writer damage de Blij solutions this query with one observe: geography.

In this revised version of the immensely renowned and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles issues from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the ecu Union, from the damaging nuclear goals of North Korea to the progressive Arab Spring. by way of bettering our realizing of the world's geography, de Blij indicates, we will higher reply to the occasions round us, and higher arrange ourselves to stand the worldwide demanding situations forward. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his personal expert travels, de Blij expands upon his unique argument, delivering an up to date paintings that's as attractive because it is eye-opening. informal scholars of geography policy-makers alike will take advantage of this stimulating and an important standpoint on geography and how it shapes our world's events.

America, de Blij warns, has develop into the world's such a lot geographically illiterate society of outcome. certainly, regardless of expanding international interconnectivity and swift swap, american citizens appear to be much less trained and no more acquainted with the remainder of the realm than ever. during this compelling quantity, de Blij exhibits why this dispiriting photograph needs to switch, and alter now.

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