Tim Marshall The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World


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'A superb survey of planetary politics'The Sunday Times

Spy satellites orbiting the Moon. Space metals worth billions. Humans on Mars within our lifetime.This isn't science fiction.

It's astropolitics.

Space is already central to our lives on Earth, from communication and military strategy to international relations. Now, it is becoming the latest arena for human exploration, exploitation - and, possibly, conquest. With China, the USA and Russia leading the way, we're heading up and out, and we're taking our power struggles with us.

If you've ever wondered why humans are going back to the Moon, which countries will benefit most from space exploration, and if lasers on satellites will lead to space wars, the answers are here. As we enter a new age of the space race, this gripping book will help you understand how it will transform the future of global politics on Earth.This is essential reading on power, politics and the future of humanity.

'Insightful, hopeful and endlessly fascinating' Daily Express

'A voyage of galactic discovery' The Mail on Sunday

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'A voyage of galactic discovery'
- Robert Verkaik, The Mail on Sunday

'[An] engaging exploration of power politics in space'
- Irish Independent

'A superb survey of planetary politics'
- Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

'[Tim's] prose is brisk in pace and refreshingly crystalline in its clarity, affording a highly readable lesson in historical geopolitics... deeply thought-provoking'
- BBC Sky at Night

'Marshall is an engaging writer, good at explaining the science as well as the politics, and with an eye for a telling fact'
- Lawrence Freedman, The New Statesman

'Written with insight and great wit, this is an essential take on power, politics and the future of humanity from the UK's most popular writer on geopolitics.'
- The Daily Telegraph

'In the latest instalment of his popular books on the meaning of geography, Marshall looks to the stars and the new frontier where astropolitics will be the new geopolitics'
- Financial Times

'An important contribution to the growing work of space-power theorists'
- Times Literary Supplement

'Insightful, hopeful and endlessly fascinating, Marshall's latest non-fiction masterpiece sets out the possibilities and pitfalls that lie ahead'
- Daily Express

'A fascinatingly insightful book, written with humour and excitement about the road ahead'
- Geographical

'A fascinating and crucial insight into how, even as humanity moves upwards into the final frontier, we'll be influenced by the geographies of space. Marshall has done it again!'
- Professor Lewis Dartnell, author of Being Human

'Astropolitics is a word I never thought would enter my lexicon - but after reading this fascinating book, I'm hooked!'
- Dr Becky Smethurst, astrophysicist and author of A Brief History of Black Holes

'Tim Marshall captures the excitement, anxiety and strangeness of being at the beginning of a period of major geopolitical change. A fascinating book.'
- Helen Gordon, author of Notes from Deep Time


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