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Deep in the vast rainforests of Honduras, in a region called La Mosquitia, lie some of the last unexplored areas of the planet. According to legends, it is also the location of a lost city known to some as Ciudad…
As Ghobash points out, his eldest son is only two decades years younger than him, and yet is growing up in a radically different world than he did, thanks to the intense, turbo-powered globalisation through which modern technology and extreme…
There are a few strange ways to describe a group of owls, a ‘parliament’ being the most popular and undeniably the most endearing. In the case of The House of Owls, Tony Angell’s new book, however, ‘a stare’ might be…
Having everyone agree about the location of zero degrees longitude seems like the most obvious idea in the world. It makes all manner of measurements a good deal easier. As Charles Withers’ compelling book explains, however, the battle to establish…
This well-organised and beautifully produced book highlights the careers of those who have been hopelessly seduced by the desert’s spell; romantics, explorers, adventurers, solitaries and escapees – all victims of desert seduction – many who ‘travel for lust of knowing…
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.
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…
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

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