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Laura Cole

by Tristan Gooley • Sceptre Books • £20 (hardback)

Stuck in the middle

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole checks out a modern curio in northern England, sitting in the centre of the M62

THE SYNTHETIC AGE

by Christopher J Preston • The MIT Press • £20.95 (hardback)
A new interest in Cornish mines has been sparked amid the electric vehicle revolution
A rising number of cruise ships and their ‘overlooked’ diesel emissions are dropping anchor along the Thames, angering London residents in the process
A volunteer-led digital mapping project is at the heart of efforts to combat humanitarian disasters

Claiming the Caspian

The so-called ‘Caspian Five’ are close to finalising the legal status of who owns what in the much-disputed Caspian Sea

Necropolis Railway

For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole follows the route of a macabre train service that used to run from London to Surrey
The European Court of Justice finds the logging of a primeval forest illegal, raising questions about future forest management
The US meat industry is attempting to officially define ‘meat’ as a slew of new, clean meats move closer to the dinner table

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