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A popular take on world events that puts the 'geo' back in geopolitics
A gripping eyewitness account of a major 20th-century military conflict by the UK's most popular writer on geopolitics
A stunning abridged and illustrated edition of the international bestseller Prisoners of Geography, by acclaimed author Tim Marshall
An enlightening popular account of the symbolism that drives global conflict
Marshall examines the ideological structuring of current planning models and the interplay of political interests. He analyses attempts at planning reform by recent governments to show how we can generate more effective political engagements for common gain.
We feel more divided than ever. This riveting popular analysis tells you why.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and theory of regional planning in the UK. Drawing on examples from throughout the UK, this book provides students and practitioners with a descriptive and analytical foundation for understanding this rapidly changing area of planning.
The first intelligent and accessible history of football chants in the UK
Planning is a battleground of ideas and interests, perhaps more visibly and continuously than ever before in the UK. These battles play out nationally and at every level, from cities to the smallest neighbourhoods. Marshall goes to the root of current planning models and exposes who is acting for what purposes across these battlegrounds. He examines the ideological structuring of planning and the interplay of political forces which act out conflicting interest positions. This book discusses how structures of planning can be improved and explores how we can generate more effective political engagements in the future.
Tim Marshall, autorul bestsellerului Prizonierii geografiei, analizeaza cele mai urgente si mai complicate probleme din politica globala si din relatiile internationale examinand frontierele, zidurile si granitele care despart tarile si populatiile acestora. Globul pamantesc a fost mereu o lume a zidurilor, de la Marele Zid Chinezesc la Zidul lui Hadrian si la Zidul Berlinului. Dar noua epoca a izolationismului si a nationalismului economic a sosit deja, vizibila nu doar in obsesia lui Trump de a construi un zid la granita cu Mexicul sau in votul Marii Britanii pentru Brexit, ci si in multe alte locuri. China are un mare Firewall, care tine departe cultura occidentala.Tarile Europei se ingradesc impotriva imigrantilor, a terorismului si a problemelor monetare. Africa de Sud are comunitati separate prin porti sigure, iar ziduri sau garduri masive izoleaza populatii din Orientul Mijlociu, Coreea, Sudan, India si din alte colturi ale acestei lumi. De fapt, cel putin 65 de tari, mai mult de o treime dintre statele natiune ale lumii, au bariere de-a lungul granitelor lor. Exista multe motive pentru care zidurile se inalta, pentru ca suntem despartiti de multe: avere, rasa, religie si politica, ca sa numim doar cateva. Intelegerea motivelor care stau in spatele acestor diviziuni este esentiala pentru a oferi semnificatia corecta fenomenelor care caracterizeaza lumea de azi. Epoca zidurilor discuta modul in care zidurile (pe care Marshall le numeste monumente ale esecurilor politicii"e;), granitele si barierele ne-au modelat peisajul politic vreme de sute de ani si mai ales din 2001 incoace, si ce loc ocupa acestea in relatiile diplomatice si in evenimentele geopolitice ale zilei.
Hartile exercita o atractie misterioasa asupra noastra. Fie ca sunt pergamente antice sau ca sunt abia scoase din torpedoul masinii sau generate de Google, hartile ne spun tot ceea ce dorim sa stim, nu doar despre unde vrem sa mergem, ci si despre lume, în general. Si, cu toate acestea, când vine vorba de geopolitica, mare parte din ceea ce ni se spune este emis de analisti si de tot felul de experti autointitulati, care au uitat sa consulte harta locului despre care vorbesc.Toti liderii natiunilor sunt constrânside geografie. Alegerile lor sunt limitate de munti, fluvii, mari si beton. În volumul Prizonierii geografiei, experimentatul jurnalist Tim Marshall examineaza Rusia, China, Statele Unite, America Latina, Orientul Mijlociu, Africa, Europa de Vest, Japonia si Coreea, Groenlanda si zona arctica – climatele lor, marile, muntii, fluviile, deserturile si zonele de granite – pentru a ne oferi un context care lipseste adesea din reportajul politic. În zece harti actualizate ale fiecarei regiuni, Marshall explica clar si antrenant strategiile geopolitice complete ale acestor zone-cheie ale globului. Aruncând o noua lumina asupra realitatilor fizice care modeleaza soarta natiunilor, Prizonierii geografiei este îndrumarul care ne explica unul dintre factorii determinanti majori din afacerile mondiale.O modalitate noua de a privi hartile – nu doar ca ajutoare în orientare sau ca opere de arta, ci si ca modalitate de a întelege relatiile internationale adesea încordate.The New York TimesBook Review
Regional Planning provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and theory of regional planning in the UK. Drawing on examples from throughout the UK, it provides students and practitioners with a descriptive and analytical foundation for understanding this rapidly changing area of planning. The book includes four main sections covering:the context and history of regional planningtheoretical approachesevolving practicefuture prospects.New questions and methods of theorizing are explored and new connections made with contemporary debates in geography, political science and planning theory. The elements of critical analysis allow both practitioners and more advanced students to reflect upon their activities in a contemporary context. Regional Planning is the essential, up-to-date text for students interested in all aspects of this increasingly influential subject.
This book analyses the planning and policy world of major infrastructure as it is moving now in Europe and the UK. Have some countries managed to generate genuine consensus on how the large changes are progressed? What can we learn from the different ways countries manage these challenges, to inform better spatial planning and more intelligent political steering? Case studies of the key features of policy and planning approaches in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK are at the core of Planning Major Infrastructure. This includes the different regimes introduced in England and Wales, and Scotland, brought in by reforms since 2006. High speed rail, renewable energy deployment, water management, waste treatment - all raise critical planning issues. The case studies connect to the big issues of principle which haunt this field of public policy: how can democratic legitimacy be secured? How can ecological and economic transitions be managed? What is the appropriate role of the national government in each of these areas, as against other levels? What part has the EU played, and should it be involved in the future? These are some of the central themes raised in this innovating exploration of this currently high profile field.
New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of GeographyWhich side of the fence are you on?Every story has two sides, and so does every wall. We're in a new era of tribalism and the barricades are going up.Money, race, religion, politics: these are the things that divide us. Trump's wall says as much about America's divided past as it does its future. The Great Firewall of China separates 'us' from 'them'. In Europe, the explosive combination of politics and migration threatens liberal democracy itself.Covering China; the USA; Israel and Palestine; the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; Africa; Europe and the UK, in this gripping read bestselling author Tim Marshall delves into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
Eine unterhaltsame Lektion in Weltpolitik und WeltgeschichteSie wehen vor der UNO, auf Parlamenten, Palsten und in amerikanischen Vorgrten - und sie werden benutzt, um Grueltaten zu rechtfertigen. Tim Marshall erklrt die Flaggen der Welt, jene von Gromchten, staatenbergreifenden Organisationen, aber auch solche, die Hass und Terror verbreiten sollen. Als Experte fr auenpolitische Fragen erlutert er die Historie und die Wirkung der Flaggen und erzhlt anhand dieser Symbole Weltpolitik und Weltgeschichte. Auch Kuriositten kommen nicht zu kurz: zum Beispiel das Zeremoniell fr die Bestattung der Stars and Stripes, wenn das bunte Stck Tuch zu zerschlissen ist und der Reprsentation der USA nicht mehr wrdig.
Wie Geografie Geschichte machtWeltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwngen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flsse, Meere, Wsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverstndlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollstndiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Grofrsten ber Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Groen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Hfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut fr die Marine. Die nordeuropische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grnland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.
The top wheelchair athletes of today enjoy the same high-profile exposure and admiration as their able-bodied counterparts. This has come about partly through wheelchair participation in mass fun-running events such as the Great North Run. Wheelchairs, Perjury and the London Marathon charts disability sports pioneer Tim Marshall MBE's journey from the rock-climbing accident which left him paralysed, to becoming a trailblazer for wheelchair racing. The fun-runs of the 1980s enabled wheelchair road-racing to flourish, and Marshall took part in marathons and half-marathons where wheelchairs were welcome to compete. This did not, however, include The London Marathon, from which wheelchairs were banned for the first two years. This is the story of how this prohibition was overturned, told from the competitor's point of view. Tim and many others campaigned for the inclusion of wheelchairs in The London Marathon in the face of huge opposition from the organisers. Finally, in 1983 the efforts of sportsmen and women, the press, the Greater London Council and members of parliament resulted in a breakthrough just ten days before the 1983 marathon, which at last agreed to wheelchair participation. Wheelchairs, Perjury and the London Marathon reveals the tenacity and resolve required to achieving sporting greatness in the face of adversity. Tim Marshall's story - and the legacy he has helped build for disabled sports - are a testament to his love of racing and his passion for disability equality.
When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel?For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st 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.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.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.
This book explores how composting works, outlines its many benefits and shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. As landfill and waste disposal are increasingly on the global agenda, more and more people are turning to ways of recycling in their own backyards. Composting is an easy, rewarding and profitable activity, with multiple benefits for you and your garden.this book explores how composting works, outlines its many benefits and shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well.A comprehensive listing of all compostible materials - from ash to algae, human hair to shredded newspaper - shows how the materials for composting can go much further than kitchen and green waste. Other features include sections on biodynamic composting methods and ingredients; composts for different climates and how to maintain a thriving worm colony. there are also suggestions on the many ways to use the rich, crumbly organic matter your compost will produce.
THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERGeography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed...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.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.In ten chapters and ten maps, 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.It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics._____'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well. - Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times_____Ten maps; ten chapters:Russia * China * United States of America * Latin America * the Middle East * Africa * India and Pakistan * Europe * Japan and Korea * the Arctic
"e;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. "e;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."e; Why do so many of us attend football grounds, rain or shine, week in week out, to bellow at our fellow countrymen? Because we love it. 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. In this witty and insightful account, Tim Marshall tells the story of British football through the songs and chants that give it meaning. 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. This is an enhanced ebook that contains many of the chants, so you can listen as you read!