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This exquisitely produced ‘visual compendium’ promises an ‘opportunity to eavesdrop on moments of exploratory inspiration.’ The chosen medium is the humble journal or notebook – ‘one vital piece of kit in most explorers’ pockets that hasn’t changed much at all’
In 2015, more than one million refugees sought to cross into Europe, roughly 0.2 per cent of the EU’s total population. This seemingly trivial number of people touched off a convulsion in Europe.
The Arab spring cannot be reduced to theories and statistics, and journalist Robert Worth knows this
The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s most biodiverse country. Five of its national parks are listed as World Heritage Sites and there are climates to suit every preference. So far, so good
Selborne in northeast Hampshire still attracts its share of tourists. Most are on the trail of Gilbert White, the celebrated 18th century naturalist, and Edward Yates admits that, without White’s legacy, ‘this otherwise undistinguished village would be as dead’ as…
Any book which comes with an accompanying playlist of wildlife and natural sounds should automatically be worth reading. But Wild Soundscapes is no kitsch novelty
When Harvard conservation biologist Edward Wilson looks you in the eye and asks the simple question ‘Are you doing enough to safeguard the planet’s biodiversity?’ most of us would struggle for an answer
The South Pole is both real and imaginary: a fixed point which, owing to the movement of the ice, requires a new marker to be erected every year; and a ‘highly charged symbol’ whose inaccessibility has given rise to legend…

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