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One of the most gripping mysteries of the 20th century resonates with a dull thud
We humans have named ourselves Homo sapiens – ‘the wise man’ – a peculiarly self-confident title to bestow upon a species that is seemingly threatening to bring about its own demise as quickly as possible. Mark Maslin prefers Homo dominatus…
Mark Evans is a geography teacher, curious and adventurous, with many expeditions in his rucksack of life. Based in the Middle East for 20 years, he heads Outward Bound Oman, creating opportunities for young people from different cultures to experience…
From food packets to fuel company manifestos, ‘sustainability’ is everywhere. Jeremy Caradonna tracks the explosion of this word into our lexicon; by fully understanding where it’s come from, we can figure out where it’s going
Kit Mayers offers a lively account of Anthony Jenkinson, the daring adventurer who headed off to Russia in 1557 with dreams of travelling all the way to the fabled riches of Cathay
Mountain regions host a disproportionate share of the world’s conflicts: home to poppy growers and jihadists, they are where wars of resistance are fought. And though they display a vast range of topographical variation, they hold in common ‘cruel weather…
At the turn of the 17th century, the idea of travelling around Britain for pleasure, as opposed to for trade and governance, was starting to gain popularity.
John Harding is modest about his mountaineering achievements: ‘I might have survived the odd scrape, but have touched no voids nor ventured into the thinnest air’

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