This is the illustrated, abridged version of the Tim Marshall book and is highly recommended. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor? Find the answers to these questions and many more in this eye-opening book, which uses maps to explain how geography has shaped the history of our world. Discover how the choices of world leaders are swayed by mountains, rivers and seas – and why geography means that history is always repeating itself. This remarkable, unique introduction to world affairs will inspire curious minds everywhere. If you’re thinking of doing GCSE or A’ Level Geography or Politics in the future, this is a great place to start. And, if you’re interested in world events and why things are how they are, then this is a great introduction. I loved it!