A book that literally turns the world upside down
A charismatic rising star vividly relates the big challenges facing the world
Smith's planetary palm-reading would be impressive enough but he also manages to pull it off with literary gusto. He combines a wide-angle-lens analysis reminiscent of Jared Diamond with a knack for narrative, including tales of numerous visits to the Arctic.
The best new geography book of the year
a lively and impressive book
'One of the most head-turning books I've ever come across recently.'
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