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Katie Burton

DK • £30 (hardback)
by Peter Ward • Melville House • £25 (hardback)
The story of Margate is one of early success, severe downturn and, now, revival through a conscious strategy of ‘culture-led regeneration’ that has seen thousands of Londoners flock to the east coast both as tourists and as new residents. But can the injection of culture and a splash of new blood really change lives for the better, and if so, for whom?
A review of climate crisis coverage in the global media has revealed that rich countries and poor countries take a very different approach to environmental reporting
The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially a model for the future
An experiment that asked different sized groups to invent a new language has revealed that community size plays an important role in determining the type of language that develops
Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?
The Great Animal Orchestra combines the audio recordings of bioacoustics pioneer Bernie Krause and United Visual Artist’s immersive light-based spectacle to dazzling effect
Hotel Mumbai shares a true story of heroism in the face of terror and honours the real staff who laid their lives on the line, but its use of action-movie tropes detracts from an otherwise powerful story

The Last Tree review: Shola Amoo

A moving coming-of-age story about a young black man’s struggle to define himself while growing up with his mother in London

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