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Convergence has long been a talking point within evolutionary science. There are many examples of different animals and plants developing similar traits and characteristics when confronted with comparable challenges and environments.
At its core, Thomas’ book is about a big hole he dug by his Yorkshire home
I’m not sure how much of a market there is for this history of the world’s second-largest fish, the basking shark (it’s an esoteric subject), but Speedie’s dedication to his subject and engaging prose deserve an audience
Watling Street connects Dover to Anglesey. Once a meandering track, it was straightened by the Romans, given its name in the Dark Ages (Watling was a local warlord), became a royal highway in the 12th century, and is now variously…
After two years, you’d probably think it nigh on impossible to give any fresh analysis to explain the once-unimaginable prospect of President Donald Trump striding around the White House
We’re going to have to explain this very carefully to avoid a public panic.’ This, the first thought of Carl Pope, former director of the Sierra Club, when he was first introduced to the issue of climate change back in…
Not for intrepid travel writer Norman Lewis the melancholy tea estates of Darjeeling or the placid beaches of Goa. Lewis’s writing career is always an adventure miles off the beaten track, in this case to the gangster-ridden badlands of Bihar.…
Twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck – Kief Hillsbery’s many-times removed uncle – arrived in India in 1842 as an agent of the East India Company, and that was the last England saw of him. He died in Nepal in 1878, the whereabouts…

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