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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…
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…

HELIGOLAND by Jan Ruger

As the distinguished German historian, Jan Ruger, describes, never under-estimate the influence and power of strategically small islands and the giant political rivalries that ensue
In 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters embarked upon an unsupported 500-mile journey from Ellesmere Island to the North Pole. An always treacherous landscape had become even more unpredictable due to the changes wrought by climate change and this energetic…
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

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