The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Robert D. Kaplan
  • List: $20.99  |  Sale: $14.70
    Club: $10.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

Author: Robert D. Kaplan

Narrator: Michael Prichard

Unabridged: 13 hr 24 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 10/29/2012

Genre: Political Science - International Relations

Synopsis

In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. The Russian steppe's pitiless climate and limited vegetation bred hard and cruel men bent on destruction, for example, while Nazi geopoliticians distorted geopolitics entirely, calculating that space on the globe used by the British Empire and the Soviet Union could be swallowed by a greater German homeland. Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia. Remarkably, the future can be understood in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties: China, able to feed only twenty-three percent of its people from land that is only seven percent arable, has sought energy, minerals, and metals from such brutal regimes as Burma, Iran, and Zimbabwe, putting it in moral conflict with the United States. Afghanistan's porous borders will keep it the principal invasion route into India, and a vital rear base for Pakistan, India's main enemy. Iran will exploit the advantage of being the only country that straddles both energy-producing areas of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Finally, Kaplan posits that the United States might rue engaging in far-flung conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than tending to its direct neighbor Mexico, which is on the verge of becoming a semifailed state due to drug cartel carnage. A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography, this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century's looming cataclysms.

Recommended

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything Tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks
How Everything Became War and the Mil...
by Rosa Brooks

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Published: 08/09/2016

The World A Brief Introduction, Richard Haass
The World
by Richard Haass

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Dan Woren
Published: 05/12/2020

Global Discontents Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, Noam Chomsky
Global Discontents
by Noam Chomsky

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Noam Chomsky
Published: 12/05/2017

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
by Jimmy Carter

List: $17.95

Sale: $12.57

Club: $8.97

Narrator: Jimmy Carter
Published: 11/14/2006

Epicenter Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future, Joel C Rosenberg
Epicenter
by Joel C Rosenberg

List: $17.49

Sale: $12.24

Club: $8.74

Narrator: Joel C Rosenberg
Published: 10/01/2006

Political Tribes Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, Amy Chua
Political Tribes
by Amy Chua

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 02/20/2018

The Road to Unfreedom Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder
The Road to Unfreedom
by Timothy Snyder

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Timothy Snyder
Published: 04/03/2018

World Order, Henry Kissinger
World Order
by Henry Kissinger

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Nicholas Hormann
Published: 09/09/2014

Who Rules the World?, Noam Chomsky
Who Rules the World?
by Noam Chomsky

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Brian Jones
Published: 05/10/2016
{"id":"1039610","ean":"9781452680521","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate","subtitle":"What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate","author":"Robert D. Kaplan","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Michael Prichard","ubr_id":"1039610","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"12.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Michael Prichard","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 13 hr 24 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}