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Try telling a geographer not to travel, and you’re almost definitely arguing a lost cause.
In 1916, Sherif Hussein, ruler of the Hijaz region of western Arabia and guardian of the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, offered the British a military alliance in the war against the Ottoman Empire
The world competes over connectivity, through which information, resources and talent flow, argues Khanna
Alison Jolly first visited Madagascar in 1962 and, over the following decades, established a soaring reputation as a primatologist with an endless fascination for lemurs
In alarmingly direct fashion, Morton opens with two questions: ‘Do you believe the risks of climate change merit serious action aimed at lessening them?’ and ‘Do you think that reducing an industrial economy’s carbon-dioxide emissions to near zero is very…
Who is the real Aung San Suu Kyi? Despite the fact it’s hard to mention Myanmar without including her name in the same breath, it’s a far more complex question than we might otherwise think.
Renowned plasma physicist, Melanie Windridge, runs rings around the northern hemisphere in her new book. From Sweden to Svalbard, northernmost Canada to Scotland, she chases the illusive but immortal northern lights in search of the perfect aurora.
The perilous coastal waters of Australia claimed many victims during the 17th and 18th centuries. 

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