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Greg Milner is suitably impressed by the wonders of GPS, ‘a fantastically complex system that affects nearly every person on the planet.’
When it comes to exploration, day-to-day details can often be glossed over in favour of tales about grand adventure
Every generation, writes Fleming, has felt itself on the brink of decoding the mysteries of ‘the ocean of air’ we live beneath
‘It is no exaggeration to say that the sudden destruction of Lisbon on 1 November 1755 exerted an influence on European life and thought in the 18th century as far-reaching as the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombs…
Who knew there were so many kinds of puddle, or that the shifting colours on a river’s surface tell us so much about what lies beneath?
‘Wind has shaped commerce. It has won and lost wars. It has carved landscapes, made and consumed fortunes, and allowed the first airplane flights,’ writes Streever in his latest book which follows on from his best-seller Cold
Kartar Lalvani would like everyone, Britons and Indians alike, to ‘acknowledge the positive aspects of the colonial period.’
‘Lighthouses are among the most beloved and romanticised structures in the American landscape,’ Eric Jay Dolin writes

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