Behind the Maps

Original title: Le Dessous des cartes

Publication Date:

September 2021



Original language and publisher

French | Tallandier

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Chinese complex (Heliopolis)


Narrative Non-Fiction, Reference

Behind the Maps

Original title: Le Dessous des cartes


A new edition of the best-seller that sold over 200,000 copies in France. A journey that tells the story of the geostrategic changes taking place in our global village.

In a globalized age, geopolitics are everywhere: the Internet has made the butterfly effect more tangible than ever before and everyone is now aware that, for example, wars in the Middle East can feed terrorism in the West. We are at the dawn of a brave new world.

A new world marked by the return of nationalism and protectionism, by the proliferation of populisms, by an “old continent” condemned to reinvent itself or disappear, by traumatic demographic changes, by the new challenges of artificial intelligence and cyberspace…

A new world that is sadly too slowly and reluctantly becoming aware of climate change.

In a completely new format, combining photographs, maps and graphics, academic and journalistic perspectives, this new edition of Putting It on the Map zooms in on those zones which are at stake in the great evolution of our time.