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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
Mountain regions host a disproportionate share of the world’s conflicts: home to poppy growers and jihadists, they are where wars of resistance are fought. And though they display a vast range of topographical variation, they hold in common ‘cruel weather…
At the turn of the 17th century, the idea of travelling around Britain for pleasure, as opposed to for trade and governance, was starting to gain popularity.
John Harding is modest about his mountaineering achievements: ‘I might have survived the odd scrape, but have touched no voids nor ventured into the thinnest air’
Water is ‘the principle of all things’, the element from which we came and to which we will return, and is both necessary for and destructive of life – an estimated 700 million people are currently without access to clean…
Some adventure stories are all bravado and bluster, a tirade of endless achievements to prove how impressive the protagonist is

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    With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the e...

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