The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World was published this year (2021) and is a sequel to Prisoners of Geography which I wrote about here.In that book Tim Marshall focused on the fact that geography has played a major role in history. In this new book he explores ten … Continue reading The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Aleppo was a beautiful city before the civil war brought unrest and violence to Syria. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri provides a glimpse of this beauty before the civil war swept Syria with violence and destruction. Nuri was a beekeeper and his wife an artist whose paintings of rural and urban areas of … Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Geography: Culture & Worldview

Perhaps no knowledge is more delightful than such an intimacy with the earth's surface, region by region, as should enable the map of any region to unfold a panorama of delight, disclosing not only mountains, rivers, frontiers, the great features we know as 'Geography,' but associations, occupations, some parts of the past and much of … Continue reading Geography: Culture & Worldview