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This is a really good book but several times per chapter the listener is referred to maps that are in the printed book. Audible needs to find a way to add graphics to audiobooks. If the maps were available I would have rated this book a 5.
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I'm a geographer and have used this author's textbooks, but I was disappointed in the poor writing and lack of organization of a book which could have and should have been captivating. He shares his enthusiasm for the field, insists it's essential, and pokes at geographic ignorance. To some extent, it's organized, to some extent it's persuasive. Yes Geography synthesizes information from many fields and reveals the importance of location. But he wanders around and doesn't give the reader as much raw material as I'd hoped. It's interesting, ok, but not so persuasive.
What's really worse is the unrelentingly pedantic writing style. His preferred sentence structure incorporates verbiage that, while impressive in sheer magnitude, is so superfluous that it set my head veritably rotating in tortuous discomfort. He is so big in the field I suppose no one dared point that out.
I'd recommend instead The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan. You do get a sense of it there.
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