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The European climatic spasm of 9,700BC saw the end of the ice age, the Cotswold glaciers retreating, Doggerland warming and hominids walking into our waking land along the Thames. It was this thermal window that enabled 64 million people to…
by Wildlife Photographers United; Born Free Foundation; £45 (hardback)
Two photographs next to each other are of opposite subjects. One is artificial: the churned-up dryland farms of the Spain’s Monegros County. The other natural: Iceland’s Thjorsa River delta. However, the pastel tones of the warm farmland and the cool…
During the four years Fletcher served in 10 Downing Street under Blair, Brown and Cameron, he saw diplomatic relations move from pen-and-paper, through email, to the world of social media
Until recently, physical maps were indispensable tools of government, especially at times of war – the US and UK produced over a billion of them in the 1940s; almost 50 for every soldier
Under this new imprint, all 15 books by the celebrated mountaineer and mariner Harold William Tilman are being reissued
Over the years there has been a plethora of sumptuously printed coffee table books featuring memorable images of Africa’s iconic wildlife. While very few of these have disappointed (such is the extraordinary and ever-improving standard of wildlife photography in the…
A jumble of motives has always shaped European exploration of the Arctic. Economic ambition, not least the search for a Northwest Passage, led to repeated intrusion and all manner of unsavoury episodes. Martin Frobisher dragging Inuit captives to Elizabethan England…

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