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"For those for whom geopolitics is a closed subject, or are unclear as to what it is all about, this book (or parts of it at least) provides an interesting and painless entry. "
Geography, July 2000
"Many geographers might think that there was little new to say, but these essays reveal subtle and dynamic view of the world order from the past. [sic] Crucially, the ideas are now extended into new areas in this book. ... This is a significant and readable book which ought to be essential reading for any serious student of geopolitics.
1. Why Geopolitics? Part 1. Geopolitical theory and strategy - The Words and the History of Ideas 2. Sir Halford Mackinder - the heartland theory then and now 3. Alfred Thayer Mahan, geopolitician 4. air power, space power, and geography 5. Geography in the Space Age - An Astropolitical Analysis 6. Understanding Critical Geopolitics - Geopolitics and Risk Security 7. Geopolitics - International Boundaries as Fighting Places 8. Information Power - Strategy, Geopolitics and the Fifth Dimension Part 2. Geography and Strategy - Geopolitics in Action: Inescapable Geography 9. Weather, Geography, and Naval Power in the Age of Sail - Some Thoughts on War and Geography 10. Geopolitik - Haushofer, Hitler and Lebensraum 11. "Russia will not be Trifled With" - Geopolitical Facts and Fantasies